MICHAEL KEATON's SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Role Confirmed
By George Marston, Newsarama Contributor
Michael Keaton in 'Spotlight'
Credit: Open Road Films
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that Michael Keaton will indeed play the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Keaton's casting in the film was confirmed some time ago, as was the presence of the Vulture, but this is the first time Keaton has been officially confirmed as the character.
"We’ve had a wish list and most of them in the near-term are coming together," Feige told the Toronto Sun about villains to be featured in upcoming Marvel Studios films. "Cate Blanchett is playing Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man is something. And of course, finally, we’re showcasing Josh Brolin’s Thanos (in Avengers: Infinity War). We’re looking forward to that very much."
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for a July 7, 2017 theatrical release.