Marvel confirms Vulture as Spider-Man Homecoming villain, details cast
Marvel didn’t bring an official trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” to SDCC this year, but fans still had plenty to cheer about. The upcoming Spider-Man film will finally have young Peter Parker/Spider-Man joining his friends from the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big-screen, and now we know the extent of the cast in the film. We also got a quick glimpse of the upcoming villain, Vulture, who will be played by Michael Keaton.
As previously announced Tom Holland, who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War, will once again be playing the role of Peter Parker in the new installment. In this film, Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as a superhero, tackling some of the most popular characters from the Marvel Comics. Marvel shared the concept-art for Vulture with the SDCC crowd, that image is shown above.
This new film will be directed by Jon Watts, and it should be head-and-shoulders above any previous Spider-Man installation. The film is a project between Sony Pictures (the studio that has owned the rights to Spider-Man for the last few decades) and Marvel (the studio that owns the rights to most of the Marvel characters). Spider-Man Homecoming will be produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.
As for the screenplay, that was written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film is based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham and Stan Lee.
Joining Holland on-screen are a few very popular names. Michael Keaton and Zendaya were two of the biggest names attached to the project early on. They will be joined by Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to release in July 2017.