'Spider-Man: Homecoming' spoilers, news: Michael Keaton finally confirmed as Vulture

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Michael Keaton has finally been confirmed as the Vulture in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Well, this is perhaps the worst-kept secret in the film and people have already predicted that he’s going to play that villain thanks to a piece of concept art shown at the San Diego Comic-Con last July.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed Keaton’s role in an interview with the Toronto Sun while he was talking about villains who would appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films. So, Keaton is going from “Birdman” to the Vulture. It will be nice to see him play a villain for a change.

Meanwhile, Tom Holland had a chat with The Hollywood Reporter and he revealed that Spider-Man doesn’t really punch anyone on purpose.

“Every decision we make on set is based off, ‘How would a kid react in this situation?’ so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that’s almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It’s all done kind of by accident. I think the biggest difference is his youth and innocence,” he said.

Holland made it sounds like Spider-Man is going to accidentally smack the Vulture in the face and knock the villain out. That will be a sight to behold.

In a separate interview with the media outlet, singer-actress Zendaya refused to shed some light on her role in the film, but she did say that the character she was playing isn’t going to be Peter Parker’s love interest.

“My character is not romantic. My character is like very dry, awkward, intellectual and because she’s so smart, she just feels like she doesn’t need to talk to people,” she stated.

Fans believed that she’s portraying Mary Jane Watson, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. GameSpot says her character is referred to as Michelle. So, is this some sort of code name, or is Zendaya portraying a new character?

They’ll probably announce her role in the coming months before “Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits the cinemas on July 7, 2017.