Why Michael Keaton Loved Working With Marvel For Spider-Man: Homecoming
It's a good time to be a Spider-Man fan. Because after watching the web slinger star in a pair of franchises, Peter Parker is finally apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland's version of the character entered the MCU with a bang in Captain America: Civil War, with the fandom going absolutely crazy over his youthful energy and fantastic powers, as well as being the first Spidey actor who is age appropriate. Now we have his solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming to look forward to, including Michael Keaton's villainous Vulture. It turns out that Keaton really enjoyed working within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is saying something considering his long career and history with superhero movies.
Michael Keaton recently spoke with Deadline about in an extensive piece about his career, as well as his work on The Founder. Eventually the conversation switched Spider-Man: Homecoming, where Keaton revealed his favorite part about working in the MCU.
There you go, folks. It looks like Marvel Studios is the place to be; they just know what they're doing across the board.
It should come as no surprise that Michael Keaton had such an enjoyable time working on Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is rich with A-list talent, who have all been eager to reprise their roles through sequences and team-up films. There's a reason that people like Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson continue to work on new installments in the MCU- because it's a well oiled machine.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is not Michael Keaton's first time in a superhero movie. Keaton played the title character Batman and Batman Returns, which are some of the best superhero flicks in history, especially before the introduction of the MCU and DCEU. Before shared universes and serialized storytelling, superhero movies were standalone films. In regards to the 90's Batman franchise, each movie had vastly different tones, casts, and directors. After Keaton departed, a new actor took the role of Batman in every sequel (which got consistently worse as it went on). It appears that Keaton's days as Batman were decidedly less organized, which made his role as Vulture such an enjoyable experience.
Unfortunately, we have quite some time to wait before Spider-Man: Homecoming finally swings into theaters. Tom Holland's first solo movie as the teenage superhero will be released July 7th, 2017.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.