Why the Director of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Picked Vulture for the Big Bad
Director Jon Watts describes the upcoming Spider-Man film as the ground floor of the Marvel Universe, and it's been confirmed that Vulture will be the main villain in the upcoming adventure.
"Well, we wanted to sort of go back to the origins of what made Spider-Man and Peter Parker so unique you know, and that's why we just sort of really doubled down on the idea that he is a kid. He is a high school student in this crazy universe," Watts told ComicBook.com.
"He has to keep his identity a secret, which a lot of the other characters in the MCU don't, um, and just, in general, going back to those origins ya know. The Vulture is really the first supervillain that Spider-Man ever fights in Amazing Spider-Man, the second issue, after the chameleon, so it just felt like the right thing to do, to go back to the roots in that way."
Vulture's skill-set was also a draw for making him the ideal candidate. "We talked about a lot of different things but The Vulture always sort of rose to the top and just the opportunity to have Spider-Man versus a guy that can fly really lends itself to some pretty cool visuals."
The film is out July 7, 2017.