Spider-Man: Homecoming Writers Reveal Original Plans For The Vulture


“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is in theaters now, and if you haven’t see it yet then just please be aware that this post does contain major spoilers. “Homecoming” has been getting rave reviews so far, and one thing that most people seem to have enjoyed most about the movie is Michael Keaton as the Vulture.

In the film Peter tries to stop the Vulture and his gang from selling illegal weapons, and in the process he discovers that Adrian Toomes is the father of his love interest Liz Allan. The moment when Peter finds out is one of the most memorable scenes in the movie, but originally the writers had something different in mind.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein recently spoke to Yahoo Movies, and they noted the idea of making Adrian Toomes an old bald man didn’t sound scary to them, so they decided to go with a middle aged man instead.

The writers then decided to make Vulture a science teacher at Peter’s school but ultimately they decided against it.

“He was still stealing from Damage Control, but we had a different way into it,” Daley said. “It was going to be his teacher, and then we were like, ‘No, let’s separate him fully from the school — or at least so it seems.’ And that’s I think when we decided to make it the love interest’s dad.”

Goldstein added, “We wanted to make it to personal to Peter. This is a guy whose ambitions are not world domination, they’re fairly small and limited. So how do we make it mean something more to Peter than just being a random bad guy?”

Are you happy that they decided to switch things up? Sound off in the comments below.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is in theaters now.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.