Michael Keaton’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Role Has Officially Been Confirmed

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Finally, the Marvel news we’ve all been waiting for is confirmed!

There have been rumors about Michael Keaton starring in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film, but no one had any definitive news about who he would play, until now.

According to the Toronto Sun, Keaton will portray the villain Vulture in the new Spider-Man flick.

“We’ve had a wish list and most of them in the near-term are coming together,” Marvel president, Kevin Feige told the Toronto Sun about future Marvel films and casting for them.

“Cate Blanchett is playing Helga in Thor: Rognarok. Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man is something. And of course we’re showcasing Josh Brolin’s Thonos [in Avengers: Infinity War]. We’re looking forward to that very much,” he added.

Okay, while we love Blanchett and Brolin, we’re just excited about the fact that the cat’s out of the bag… finally, when it comes to Keaton’s role in Spider-Man.

The original Vulture was a villain that was an electronics engineer who used his skills to build a flying machine, which also gave him superhero strength, so we’re hoping that’s the Vulture we see on screen next summer because Keaton would be great at that sort of character.

We think Keaton will be a great rival to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man! Plus, Keaton acting alongside Robert Downey Jr. who will be reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the film, is clearly a good thing.

What do you think about Keaton playing Vulture?

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017