Collider has written up several pieces detailing a great amount of information on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Collider talked to producer Eric Caroll while on the set of the film in Atlanta to ask him how they settled on having the Vulture as the villain. He responded by saying:
“We at Marvel start with a thing called a Discussion Document which is sort of like a mission statement, a 20-30 page document where we just go, ‘This is what we think it is, this is what we think it isn’t, this is what we think would be fun, here are some cool characters.’ And we laid them all out, we put all the ones who’ve been in the movies before, and Vulture just felt compatible with the MCU. When we sort of struck on the fun thematic thing of the Vulture being somebody who scavenges what the Avengers and their enemies leave behind we all just got excited about that.”
Ironically, when filmmakers came in to do their pitches for the reboot, to either write or direct, a majority of them wanted to use the Vulture.
It’s great to see Marvel use a character that we’ve been wanting and waiting to see on screen ever since the abandoned fourth film in the Sam Raimi series.
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