Surely, in preparing for the role of the Vulture, Michael Keaton went back and educated himself for the role by reading the vast and rich Marvel Comics which featured the villain over the years.
This isn't Keaton's first dance with major comic book movies. After all, this guy was once Batman -- the most iconic cinematic super hero there is. He must love comic books, by now. Maybe he read the origin of Adrian Toomes in Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1's issue #240. He had to have some of the Spectacular Spider-Man or Amazing Spider-Man runs which included the villain over a span of decades...
Keaton took to Twitter during the press tour for Spider-Man: Homecoming, participating in a Q&A on the Spider-Man: Homecoming Twitter account. One fan asked Keaton if he had read any comics to prepare for the role and his answer was certainly disappointing for many of the comic book junkies.
It is a simple, "No," from Keaton. Check it out in the video below.
Many actors choose not to read comics for the role but hearing their firm "No," when asked if they did any comic book research to prepare for the part is always a bit of a downer for fans. Still, his portrayal of the character is not hindered by the lack of Marvel Comics homework. Spider-Man: Homecoming is getting rave reactions from critics and fans who screened the movie early.
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings 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, Jacob Batalon, 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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