Spider-Man: Homecoming: Mark Hamill Wanted to Play Vulture

by Kofi Outlaw

Spider-Man: Homecoming is now in theaters, and Marvel fans are overwhelmingly happy with what they got from having Marvel Studios involved with the live-action version of Spider-Man.

However, as Homecoming now enjoys its marathon run through theaters, discussion is turning to some fun speculation about the new roads the films paves, as well as behind-the-scenes matters like how certain pieces of the story came together, who from the cast is dating (squeal!) - and of course, how certain elements of the movie were almost very different.

Case in point with the latter: apparently Star Wars icon Mark Hamill wanted to play The Vulture, the Spider-Man villain that was adapted into live-action for the first time, with Birdman and Batman star Michael Keaton playing the role.

When at the D23 Expo this weekend, Hamill revealed to Rotten Tomatoes during an interview that he had The Vulture pegged as a Marvel villain that he could play, as there aren't that many Marvel bad guys fit for a "Senior Citizen":

It was already a thrill seeing a DC Comics movie icon like Keaton playing The Vulture - having a Star Wars icon like Hamill in the role may have been too much geekery overload for hardcore fans. It would've been great for Disney, though: the same mold used to make Hamill's action figures for Star Wars: The Last Jedi could've been used for Spider-Man: Homecoming, resulting in:

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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, JacobBatalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.

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By Kofi Outlaw

Kofi Outlaw earned his Masters Degree in Creative Writing from The New School in NYC, where he stumbled upon Screenrant.com when it was just a hobby blog. He quickly rose to the position of E-i-C, and transformed Screen Rant from a hobby into one of the leading fan sites on the Internet. He now works as the Sr. Editor of Original Content for Comicbook.com. @KofiOutlaw For chat & inquiries.