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SDCC 2016 First look: Vulture confirmed for Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments


So we’ve been guessing for a while that Spidey would face The Vulture in Spider-man: Homecoming and last night at SDCC 2016 the crowd (not us grrrrrrrrr) got their first look at a clip/montage from the movie (description below).

We also got the very cool piece of concept art above showing that Vulture has a set of jet-like wings, rather that the comics’ bird wings.

Ok, so the art is cool – is that Michael Keaton?! – but what about the footage?

Well, the guys at i09 were there and here’s the description:

The clip, which is not online, starts with Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation,” against a montage of high school yearbook photos. It says that all heroes have a beginning, and we see Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, everyone. Then it transitions to today.

Peter Parker is sitting in class with his laptop, watching a YouTube clip of himself fighting Giant Man from Civil War, not paying attention to the teacher. Of course, the teacher calls on him. Peter knows the answer instantly.

From there, the trailer is cut like a school schedule; black screen and colorful text with a time and class. So, for example, 2:30pm: Women’s Studies. So we see Peter and his friend staring at a bunch of girls. Peter says, “Maybe we should stop staring before it gets creepy.” The camera pans over to a character played by Zendaya, who has been watching them the whole time. “Too late, it’s already creepy.”

4pm: Web Design. Peter is in chemistry class, concocting something in a drawer. When he puts his pencil in it, it’s a super strong, sticky substance. He then gets yelled at and closes the door. (Note: These times may not be right, but you get the point.)

Later he’s in a study hall with Martin Starr as the teacher. He gets a text and immediately says, “I have to go.”

“Go where, Peter?” asks Zendaya, very curiously, Cut to a montage of Peter running and jumping around, him as Spider-Man crawling up a building, running on a huge truck, and more. “I’m just kidding,” she adds.

We then see Peter and his friend in a class doing a very elaborate handshake and finally, the last shot is the Vulture, flying down some kind of tunnel. You can see how mechanical-looking he is in the concept art below (which doesn’t have the io9 bit on it).

Long story short, the footage was great. It has a very fun and light; it had a John Hughes meets Freaks and Geeks vibe that was simply perfect for Spider-Man. I cannot wait for this movie.

Still no word on who is playing Vulture but we’re betting on Keaton… no matter who it is, we’re also betting on a great version of Spidey!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….