With the big screen premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming less than a week away, Sony Pictures is starting to unveil a little bit more information about some of the main characters in the new film.
And though Michael Keaton is no stranger to superhero movies, having brought the Batman to life in the popular Tim Burton-directed series, the actor has taken some time away from capes and powers. Now he's walking on the side of the bad guys, portraying the Vulture in the character's first theatrical appearance.
A new featurette focuses on Keaton's character, who the actor himself describes as "a really interesting approach" to a villain. Check it out in the video above!
"The Vulture does corrupt things in order to fight what he sees as corruption," Keaton said. "He thinks to himself, 'they all have theirs, where's mine?'"
The clip focuses on the Vulture and his crew salvaging tech left behind from Avengers-related battles, using it for their own means and selling it on the black market. It also shows some of the dangerous battles between Spider-Man and the crew, showing him going up against the Vulture and the Shocker.
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland appears in the featurette as well, saying his co-star Keaton "has a very intense, malevolence to him, which is really, really scary."
"Superhero movies are only as good as their villain," Holland said. "When people see what he's done with his character, he really did nail it."
We'll be able to see Keaton's return to the world of comic book superheroes when Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres July 7.
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Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, from a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Watts and Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.