'Spider-Man: Homecoming' news: Michael Keaton talks about his 'relevant' gig as the villain, Vulture

Michael Keaton as "Spider-Man: Homecoming" villain, Vulture | Marvel Studios/Disney

Well received and successful as they may be, Marvel films are by no means perfect. And in the course of eight years since they started this cinematic universe, one problem seems to always pop out during most of their projects — the lack of a worthy villain. That being said, Michael Keaton, who will take on the big baddie of the upcoming "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sounds confident that his Vulture will not fall in the same piling category.

In a recently held SiriusXM Townhall hosted by People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle, Keaton was asked on what he can say regarding his newest gig. The conversation was part of a press for his present project titled "The Founder" but with all the buzz that is surrounding the Marvel property, it cannot just be passed on. Obviously, he is ought to do bad things and make Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) difficult but the actor interestingly reveals one bit about the villain and that is his relatability.

My character, actually, is, if not more relevant — and I'm not going to say more than that," Keaton said. "There's a B-story to this guy that's kind of really interesting and really relevant. I would be lying if I said that's why I took it, but as we talked about it and did, I went, 'Whoa, there's some layers to this guy.' ... This director's [Jon Watts] is a very bright guy, and he wanted to bring this issue out. A lot of people are going to like him more than they probably want to, would be my guess."

Despite Vulture being mined from the comics, it appears that Keaton's version has had some character tweaks in it. The aesthetic in itself is different from the bald one that graced "The Amazing Spider-Man #2" in 1963. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the villain has had a couple of incantations over the years. And like many other comics-to-film adaptations, Marvel Studios is expected to just cherry-pick certain angles of him to bring into their ever-expanding big screen franchise.

Not much is known about Spider-Man's adversary at this point and Keaton's revelation that he will be given a well-honed narrative enough for his motivation to stick is interesting. Holland has previously shared that the Vulture is "terrifying" which only adds to his curious dynamic with the budding New York superhero. The web-slinging teenager may have already donned the screen five times with two different actors but "Homecoming" may actually be the first time that a fresher, lighter tone will be witnessed in his film.

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" hits theaters this July 7.