2017 could be the year in which the studio turns over a new leaf in the villain department, what with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok and Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming all releasing within the space of seven months.
The latter is set to become Marvel’s summer tentpole, given its primetime July release window, and we know that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will be locking horns with the Vulture in a few months’ time.
Brought to life by the Oscar-winning Michael Keaton, Vulture was initially viewed as an unusual choice for Spider-Man: Homecoming, but after unveiling a pair of show-stopping trailers, we’re really beginning to warm to the idea of Vulture and Spidey duking it out on the big screen. There’s the fact that Parker’s nemesis will be played by Keaton, of course, but given how Homecoming‘s villain is there’s a real sense of gravitas emanating from the Vulture.
Spider-Man: Homecoming makes a beeline for theaters on July 7th. It’s the third crack at Peter Parker since Tobey Maguire first slipped into the iconic suit back in ’02, and earlier today, writer-director Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man with an unyielding sense of pride.