When Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios made the deal to bring Spider-Man to the MCU, they stated that they wouldn’t be rehashing any of the villains that were previously featured in the other two series of films featuring the Wall Crawler.
And while that took the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Lizard, Electro, and Venom off of the table, it still left plenty of rogues to be utilized on the big screen.
Vulture is finally getting the big screen treatment in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming—ComicBook.com's 7th Most Anticipated Movie as voted by readers—courtesy of actor Michael Keaton, but he’ll also be joined by Bokeem Woodbine’s Shocker and Michael Chernus’ the Tinkerer.
Montana appeared in the early Spider-Man comics as a member of the villain team the Enforcers. Most recently he played the Kingpin’s right hand man in Dan Slott’s “Big Time” storyline on the Amazing Spider-Man comic until the character died, and then was brought back as a part of the recent “Clone Conspiracy” event.
Green’s role was previously a mystery, but the reveal by way of a set report seems confirmed by the actor’s attire adorning a nametag reading “Brice.”
Although we’d really like to see the character make it out of this movie alive and go on to appear as a lackey to Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, that seems extremely unlikely due to the separation between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television properties—despite existing in the same universe, supposedly.
We’ll get to see Marshall Green’s Marvel debut when Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.
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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 features Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, and Marisa Tomei.
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.