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A long time member of Spider-Man's rogues gallery is finally getting his shot at cinematic fame next year. It was confirmed at Comic-Con today that Vulture will be appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming. As an added bonus, they also released concept art of the winged foe, and it's finally been released to the masses. Check it out!
As you can see, Vulture's green color scheme in has been retained, but the suit looks way more technological than what Adrian Toomes wears in the comics. The discs look like the mechanisms propelling him, and he'll use his arms underneath the wings to steer himself. Unfortunately, his face is obscured by shadows, and the actor playing Vulture wasn't mentioned at the movie's Hall H presentation. So even though Michael Keaton has join supposedly as a villain, we can't say for sure yet whether he'll be the one wearing the wings. Vulture's inclusion in Spider-Man: Homecoming was first rumored back in April, and now that he's been confirmed, we're left wondering what his fight with Tom Holland's Spider-Man will look on the big screen.
Here's a closer look at him...
Debuting in 1963's The Amazing Spider-Man #2, Vulture was the second super villain who Spider-Man faced in the comics, preceded by The Chameleon. Adrian Toomes was a former electronics engineer who built a special flight harness after he lost his job. Others have taken the Vulture mantle for themselves briefly, but Adrian remains the most frequent person to antagonize the Web-Slinger with those dangerous wings. Back when Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4 was in development, John Malkovich was expected to play Vulture, but that movie was eventually scrapped in favor of the Amazing Spider-Man reboot. In that continuity, Vulture's wings were seen at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and had that series continued, it looked like he would have been a member of the Sinister Six.
So now we know for sure that Vulture will be Spider-Man: Homecoming's main antagonist, but he may not be the movie's only villain. It was also rumored that The Tinkerer will show up as the man who supplies Vulture with his tech, but that remains to be seen. Aside from Michael Keaton, Logan Marshall-Green and Bokeem Woodbine have been reportedly cast as bad guys, but we don't know yet who any of their characters' identities are. Regardless, Peter Parker is going to have his hands busy taking on Vulture, especially since he also has to worry about turning in is biology homework in on time!
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. What do you think about Vulture's inclusion? Is he a good villain choice or should they have gone with someone else? Let us know in the comments below.