Feature: 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!
Spiderman-the utterance of this very name will create a flutter in the minds of all movie buffs, regardless of the factor of age! A social crusader who will rush and run and also fly to the rescue of all those in distress under any circumstances! Otherwise, he is a normal human being with a family to fend for as also a girlfriend to romance with! Based on the character of Spiderman created by Marvel Comics, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is a super hero film that is said to be the second reboot of the ‘Spiderman’ film franchise. Also, it is the 16th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Jon Watts has wielded this high voltage action film based on the screenplay by a team that consists of Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and of course, Jon Watts too, based on the story idea by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It is worth noting that it was Stan Lee and Steve Ditco were the ones who created the Spiderman character!
A 15-year old who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically-modified spider, Peter is basically a kid dealing with everyday problems that a 15-year-old deals with as well as trying to save the city. Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his aunt May (Marisa Tomei) under the watchful eyes of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) referred to as the Vulture, a man with criminal tendencies who runs a New York salvaging company and has a suit consisting of mechanical wings forged from upgraded technology. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Michelle Toomes (Zendaya), Adrian’s daughter, is Parker’s classmate!
Stepping into the shoes of the Spiderman, the phenomenally famous super hero character enacted formerly by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield is Tom Holland known for his films as ‘The Impossible’, ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ etc.
It is interesting to that Tom Holland attended The Bronx High School of Science in The Bronx for a few days to prepare for the title role. And as interesting as that is the fact that Michael Keaton has played ‘Batman’ in the Tim Burton’s film of 1989 as well as in its sequel of 1992.
Sony Pictures, the banner which has backed the production is already busy with a sequel to this film that is expected to hit the screens in July 2019! The film is available in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. The film has mostly been shot at Georgia, New York and Berlin.
Music-Michael Giaccino Cinematography- Salvatore Totino