Michael Keaton Talks About Playing The Vulture In Spider-Man: Homecoming
In addition to his critically-acclaimed turn in the aforementioned Birdman, Keaton is remembered for his work in the subgenre of superhero films. His portrayal of Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton‘s 1990’s Batman series is regarded by many as the definitive cinematic take on the character and is credited with reviving interest in the DC property. So profound was the series’ influence that Birdman lampshaded it by casting Keaton as a washed-up actor struggling to overcome his association with a successful superhero series.
With Keaton playing another birdman in an actual superhero movie, however, many are interested in how the Beetlejuice star will carry himself almost 25 years after his last foray into the genre. Although he didn’t want to reveal too much, he promised that the role is “interesting” and that fans may even be left wondering to themselves “‘You know what? I see his point.'”
Superherohype also quoted Keaton as saying this:
“No, I mean, not at all. It’s just a thing. A gig,” Keaton stated. “I don’t mean it’s just a gig, it’s the next job. And you think you can do it or want to do it and in fact I said no, because I couldn’t, it didn’t work in my schedule. Then I’m glad to say, they kind of shifted the scheduling and it worked out.
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