Michael Keaton and his ‘winged’ character cinematic obsession
Oscar winner Michael Keaton has sparked tremendous curiosity and amongst superhero fans when it was announced that he would play the winged villain Vulture in 2017’s most awaited Spiderman ; Homecoming releasing on 7th July.
Michael Keaton is returning to his superhero roots, this time as a villain, in as Vulture, a Marvel super villain with the most fitting nom de plume of crime and one distinct quality: He’s an every-man.
Director Jon Watts explains, “My whole approach for this movie is that we’ve seen the penthouse level of the (Marvel) universe,” says director Jon Watts (Cop Car). “We’ve seen what it’s like to be a billionaire inventor and to be a Norse god. We’ve seen the very top of this world. But we’ve never seen what it’s like to be just a regular joe.”
A 1963 bird like character who was the second villain Spidey faced in comic books, the Vulture is getting a modern makeover with a wicked high-tech wing suit and even a common man day job. But this is not Michael Keaton’s first time playing a character that at its most basic core involves flying or something aviary: He is quite obsessed with such characters!
Keaton last portrayed an iconic bird-like superhero relieving his glory days in the black comedy "Birdman" which gave him an Oscar nod. Birdman was hailed for its layered themes and meta story, including the portrayal of Keaton as a washed-up former superhero performer. Michael Keaton also has had a long history with the superhero genre. Since his debut as Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton's Batman in 1989, he has been synonymous with his iconic portrayal as the Caped Crusader.
Birds, Flying, Superheroes and Villains: looks like Michael Keaton's Aviary Avatars will continue to enthrall us!
'Spider-Man :Homecoming' is all set to release in India on 7th July, 2017. (7.7.17)