Variety caught up with Michael Keaton, who plays the villain The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. But apparently he’s not all bad, as Keaton alluded to in this new interview.
Keaton also revealed that Marvel shifted their schedule to accommodate him, as he originally had to turn the role down over conflicts. Here are some excerpts:
I do think though, in all your roles, you bring an inherent likability, whether you want to or not. It’s been a while since you played a truly villainous role.
Yeah, Vulture, recently. But not to give too much away, but interestingly, he is and he isn’t, that character. He’s a really interesting — and more interesting than I thought — villain because there’s parts of him that you go, “You know what? I might see his point.” Really, really. It makes it interesting to play.
Was there any hesitation, because you had done Batman, going back into the superhero universe?
No, I mean, not at all. It’s just a thing. A gig. I don’t mean it’s just a gig, it’s the next job. And you think you can do it or want to do it and in fact I said no, because I couldn’t, it didn’t work in my schedule. Then I’m glad to say, they kind of shifted the scheduling and it worked out. So it fit in and I’m glad I did it.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7th.