Michael Keaton becomes a part of the MCU with his role as the villain The Vulture in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” next year. This marks his first superhero film role (barring “Birdman” of course) since “Batman Returns” in 1992.
Talking with Deadline about the role, Keaton had only good things to say about the Marvel Studios machine and its efficiency, along with his young co-star Tom Holland. He also admits he hasn’t seen any of the other Marvel films:
“I have thought about the way things have changed, because I just did Spider-Man, and Marvel? That is one well-oiled machine. It is remarkable how they have got that whole thing covered in a really qualitative way. Just how efficient it is, in the best sense, and how it operates on a practical level. How organized they are about what they make and how conscientious they are about what they have.
They’ve got really wonderful actors for one thing, but I guess that has always been the case. Batman always had great actors surrounding that character. We had Pat Hingle and all these terrific actors. They really get that script is important, and they really protect their lore and that culture and they see the enormity of it, on a capitalistic level.
[Holland] is a great kid, by the way. [Setting up future films] doesn’t sound easy to do. I haven’t seen any of those movies, though. I just haven’t. It’s not a judgment.”
We’ll see Keaton’s role for ourselves when “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into cinemas on July 7th 2017.