Earlier today we learned that Jake Gyllenhaal was in talks to take on the role of Mysterio in director Jon Watts‘ Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Now, thanks to Variety, we know that Michael Keaton will be back in the role of The Vulture!
I wasn’t sure if we’d ever see the character again because it’s rare for a villain to show up more than once in the MCU. But I’m certainly happy to see that this villain will be back! He’s one of my favorites and in my opinion one of the best villains introduced in the MCU.
There’s no word on how big of a role he’ll play in the movie, but the Vulture and Mysterio do have a connection. In Spider-Man: Homecoming Vulture teamed up with Phineas Mason a.k.a. The Tinkerer to help him develop weapons. In the comic book, Mysterio teams up with the Tinkerer to help him develop gadgets to fight Spider-Man.
Maybe the two will find a way to team up against Spider-Man? There are no story details on the film, so all we can do is speculate about what the roles of these characters will be in the story.
Are you happy to hear that Keaton will be back as The Vulture, though?