Movie News

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017): Michael Keaton Reflects On Playing Vulture

Michael Keaton Spider Man Comic

Michael Keaton Talks About Playing The Vulture In Spider-Man: Homecoming

Academy Award-nominated Birdman star Michael Keaton discusses portraying The Vulture in Marvel‘s upcoming 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. 

Leave your thoughts on Birdman star Michael Keaton getting candid about what it was like to play The Vulture in Marvel’s upcoming reboot film Spider-Man: Homecoming in the comments section below. Readers seeking more movie news can visit our Movie News Page, our Movie News Twitter Page, our Movie News Facebook Page, and our Movie News Google+ Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook.

Related Articles:


About the author

Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

When I'm not working towards my certificate in Radio and Television/Video Production at Fullerton College, I enjoy reading (horror, science fiction, and historical/political nonfiction are particular favorites), participating in my school's TV and theatre clubs, attending movie screenings, plays, concerts, and other events, and trying to come up with pithy things to say on social media. Believe it or not, there are occasions where I find time to write for my own leisure.

Send this to a friend