The Spider-Man series is one of the best yet widely debated comic book movie series and a lot of it has to do with both casting and characters. When it was announced that Tom Holland would be the new rebooted Spider-Man, a lot of fans couldn’t imagine him as the webslinger, especially compared to Tobey Maguire’s emotionally deep performance or Andrew Garfield’s smartass performance. However, Holland proved just the young, energetic Spider-Man that wasn’t seen in the previous ones.
We’ve had several casting choices over the last few years that have caused a media uproar. Heath Ledger and Jared Leto as the Joker, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and even Tom Hardy as Bane. Despite negative opinions, these performances completely killed their roles. Now with the new Spider-Man reboot coming next year we have a new villain (or at least one many fans have been dying to see on the big screen), Vulture. And not only did they pick a good supervillain they picked a phenomenal actor to play him. Yes, it has been confirmed that the legendary Michael Keaton will be portraying him.
What makes this iconic for the actor is the act that this wouldn’t be his first comic book movie. He is best known for his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman in the 1989 Batman as well as the 1992 Batman Returns. Keaton is a vet in the industry and as far as casting is concerned, Keaton is a fantastic choice. It’ll be nice to see the actor portray a villain, and to play a villain who isn’t as pronounced as much as say…Venom, Rhino, Doctor Octopus, Shocker, or the Green Goblin. So the choice of villain was actually pretty good. Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, Alfred Mollina as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx as Electro were great choices, both casting and characters and it’s about time Vulture got his time on the big screen. We can only wait to see what kind of presence Keaton can bring to the character.
In the comment section below, let me know what do you think of the news? Is the Vulture a good choice of villain for the film? Is Keaton a good casting choice for the role?