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Michael Keaton Discusses What It’s Like To Work With Marvel Studios

Marvel and Sony released the first official trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming last week and everyone is talking about Michael Keaton as Vulture.

The star of films such as Batman (1989) and Beetlejuice (1988) will return to the comic book world in Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man movie playing a high-tech, extremely scary version of the classic Marvel villain, and the first bad guy Spidey will face in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview with Deadline Keaton discussed working with Marvel and how different the superhero genre is to work in years after Batman.

“I have thought about the way things have changed, because I just did Spider-Man, and Marvel? That is one well-oiled machine. It is remarkable how they have got that whole thing covered in a really qualitative way. Just how efficient it is, in the best sense, and how it operates on a practical level. How organized they are about what they make and how conscientious they are about what they have. They’ve got really wonderful actors for one thing, but I guess that has always been the case. Batman always had great actors surrounding that character. We had Pat Hingle and all these terrific actors. They really get that script is important, and they really protect their lore and that culture and they see the enormity of it, on a capitalistic level.”

Keaton then went on to discuss what it was like to work with Tom Holland, and it seems like he respects the young actor a lot, although it sounds like Keaton hasn’t done his Marvel homework. The actor revealed that he’s not seen any of the previous Marvel movies.

“A great kid, by the way. Setting up future films doesn’t sound easy to do. I haven’t seen any of those movies, though. I just haven’t. It’s not a judgment.”

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.


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