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You don't need to be sold anymore on Spider-Man: Homecoming, a movie that -- based on the critical reception -- is an all out blast. But that doesn't mean we can't share some love less than one week before the movie finally hits theaters. Today we've got a vignette all about The Vulture, the main villain of the movie. Played by Michael Keaton, The Vulture is Spidey's first real test as a superhero, so check out the video below to learn a little bit more about the high-flying technological villain.
Marvel movies don't exactly have a great reputation when it comes to their villains, but with any luck, The Vulture will help change that trend. Sony has released a new vignette that puts the villain in the spotlight, featuring brief words from Tom Holland and Michael Keaton about what to expect from Adrian Toomes. The interviews are accompanied by footage (very little of it new) of The Vulture doing his thing. Something of a blue collar bad guy, The Vulture is out to get a piece of the action for himself and his crew. With a grudge against Tony Stark, Vulture scavengers the sites of Avengers battle for all the leftover technology, then repurposes it and sells it to street-level criminals. This gets the attention of Spider-Man, who might be outside his weight class when he takes on Vulture.
Marvel has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to their villains. Their movies are first and foremost about the hero, so the villains tend to fall to the wayside due to a lack of screentime. Hopefully, Vulture signals a change in that trend. The reaction to Michael Keaton's supervillain has been a little mixed; some say there's not much there, others say he's awesome. We'll just have to see what's what when the movie hits theaters. Like Tom Holland says in the vignette, a superhero movie is only as good as its villain. If nothing else, Vulture looks incredibly cool. He's got some serious jacket game going on.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) and features Spider-Man formally entering the MCU. With the events of Captain America: Civil War behind him, Peter Parker is ready to become an Avenger, but Tony Stark is keeping him at a distance from the bigger action. Desperate to prove himself, Spider-Man takes on The Vulture and his crew of scavengers, but quickly finds himself in over his head, as he must contend with the villain while balancing his personal life as a high school student.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is swinging into theaters next week on July 7. To learn more about the highly anticipated film, here's what we know so far about Spider-Man: Homecoming.