ComicBook.com caught up with Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts after he premiered new footage and concept art at Comic-Con which revealed Vulture as the main villain. He went into details as to why he felt he was the right choice.
“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,” Watts explained.
“He is a high school student in this crazy universe. 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.”
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