What Comics Has Michael Keaton Read To Prepare To Play The Vulture?

Posted by June 25, 2017 Comment

For Michael Keaton, appearing as a costumed character in Spider-Man: Homecoming is not his first rodeo. The veteran actor, who has appeared as Batman, Birdman and Beetlejuice, will be taking on the role of Adrian Toomes / The Vulture  opposite of Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. Having played the hero, taking on the villain could’ve been a daunting task, but with years of source material to help him, what Vulture stories do you think Keaton decided to read to help prepare for the role?

There are many good ones like the Origin of Adrian Tomes (Amazing Spider-Man, vol. 1, #240-241), Duel to the Death With the Vulture! (Amazing Spider-Man, vol. 1, #2), The Blackie Drago Saga (Amazing Spider-Man, vol. 1, #48-49 and #63), Life Theft (Amazing Spider-Man, vol. 1, #386-388), A Different Kind of Vulture (Amazing Spider-Man, vol. 1, # 593-594 and #623-624) or Funeral Arrangements (Spectacular Spider-Man #186-188).

Knowing what he read can often give clues to the plot of the upcoming film. So which stories did he read?

Michael Keaton

Turns out the correct answer is none. When asked if he read any comics to prepare for the role, as you can see below, Keaton simply said ‘no’.

Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7th.

(Last Updated June 25, 2017 3:54 pm )

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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