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Michael Keaton Says Marvel is A Well-Oiled Machine

Posted By:Staff
Wed, 12/14/2016 - 19:12

Michael Keaton, no stranger to comic book movies having played Batman, switches sides as he plays the villain in Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Vulture.

Deadline caught up with Michael Keaton about his latest movie, The Founder, where Keaton also talks Spider-Man: Homecoming.

"I have thought about the way things have changed, because I just did Spider-Man, and Marvel? That is one well-oiled machine. It is remarkable how they have got that whole thing covered in a really qualitative way," Keaton said.

Keaton explains what he likes so much about working with Marvel Studios. 

"Just how efficient it is, in the best sense, and how it operates on a practical level. How organized they are about what they make and how conscientious they are about what they have. They’ve got really wonderful actors for one thing, but I guess that has always been the case. Batman always had great actors surrounding that character. We had Pat Hingle and all these terrific actors. They really get that script is important, and they really protect their lore and that culture and they see the enormity of it, on a capitalistic level."

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Michael Keaton's Vulture do battle against Tom Holland.

"A great kid, by the way," Keaton said. "That doesn’t sound easy to do."

"The Founder" opens January 20, 2017.

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" has a July 7, 2017 release directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. 

Synopsis:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.