SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING’s Vulture Is Basically ‘The Dark Tony Stark’

In which new details emerge on Michael Keaton's winged villain.

Ahead of tomorrow's new trailer, USA Today ("the most respected newspaper in the world") has dropped some brand-new details on Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming, particularly in regards to Michael Keaton's villainous Vulture. 

Dude sounds pretty chill:

Adrian Toomes (Keaton) is a blue-collar sort who runs a New York salvaging company that cleans up after these messes. However, he becomes irked when after one altercation, a new government organization, founded by A-list businessman Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), steps in to take over.

Toomes “has a bone to pick” with Iron Man’s high-profile alter ego, says co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll, and "sort of becomes the dark Tony Stark": He and his crew — including the Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) — use scavenged alien artifacts and stolen advanced tech to put together amazing weaponry to sell to other criminals.

Pitching Vulture as "the dark Tony Stark" is an interesting angle, and I like this thing where they've got him scavenging through the wreckage of other superhero battles in order to find new tech and weaponry. Ya boi is definitely living up to his name:

"...with his new baddie Watts gets to use "this neat junk from all the other movies," he says. "It’s a really great starting point for the villains to have the Vulture picking over the stuff and finding the valuable exotic elements and having the Tinkerer assemble into something that could be used.”

They've also got a new photo of Keaton from the film:

Not a terribly exciting photo, perhaps, but check out Keaton's jacket game in this. Blade Runner 2049 better watch out.

We'll have a new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer tomorrow. A few months after that (on July 7th, to be precise) we'll have a whole movie. That's how this stuff works, but you knew that.