Marvel Confirms Michael Keaton as Spider-Man: Homecoming's Vulture

Since the announcement that Michael Keaton had joined the cast of Marvel Studios and Sony's co-produced "Spider-Man: Homecoming," it was strongly believed by fans and industry sources alike that the former Batman would take flight as Spidey villain the Vulture.

Now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has finally confirmed what has come to be treated as common knowledge: Keaton is, indeed, the Vulture.

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"We’ve had a wish list and most of them in the near-term are coming together. Cate Blanchett is playing Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man is something. And of course, finally, we’re showcasing Josh Brolin’s Thanos (in Avengers: Infinity War). We’re looking forward to that very much," Feige told the Toronto Sun just ahead of last week's release of "Doctor Strange."

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In addition to Keaton's Vulture, rumors have Bokeem Woodbine cast as the Shocker, a theory supported by leaked set photos earlier this year.

Directed by Jon Watts, “Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Marisa Tomei as May Parker and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, joined by Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Michael Barbieri, Hannibal Buress, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus and Logan Marshall-Green.

The film opens July 7, 2017.

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