Michael Keaton Confirms Return As Spider-Man Villain Vulture

Michael Keaton's Vulture will return to the MCU, the actor has confirmed.


Michael Keaton, by his own admission, doesn't know a thing about comic books. But he's built his career in part playing some of our favorite heroes and villains. We already know he's returning as Batman in the upcoming Flash movie, and now the actor has confirmed that he's suiting up again as the Spider-Man nemesis Vulture in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Hop in around 13:00 to get right to the comic book stuff. Keaton talks about Batman and Spider-Man alike in the interview. Keaton describes Vulture as "really a fun character" while relating an anecdote that shows just how little comic book lore sticks to his brain before revealing that he's not just still playing Vulture, he's playing the character right now.

"I'm shooting tomorrow--I'm shooting Vulture stuff," Keaton told Kimmel. When Kimmel asked for additional details, though, Keaton simply said "Vulture stuff."

Keaton is reprising his role as Bruce Wayne and Batman in the upcoming Flash film alongside Ben Affleck's own take on the same character. Keaton said that he "gets" Batman on another level after shooting the movie. As Vulture, Keaton is confirmed to appear in the upcoming Morbius film starring Jared Leto as Morbius the Living Vampire. We're unsure yet as to whether he'll appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home, a film already overloaded with villains including Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, and others. Where this current Vulture footage will end up is anyone's guess. Spider-Man: No Way Home and Morbius both seem too close to premiere for reshoots, and Tom Holland isn't sure he's coming back to the role following the film, which debuts on December 17.

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