Adrian Toomes is the former owner of a New York City salvage company who swore revenge after a rival company run by Tony Stark drove him out of business. Equipping himself with an exo-suit created from stolen Chitauri technology, Toomes took on the identity of Vulture only to come into conflict with both Stark and Spider-Man.
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- "I want you to understand that I'd do anything to protect my family. I know you know what I'm talking about. So don't mess with me. Don't interfere with my business again. 'Cause I will kill you and everybody you love."
- ―Vulture to Spider-Man
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Powers and Abilities
- Flight: Vultures suit is outfitted with a powerful winged harness that also has jet propulsion systems which allows him to fly.
- Superhuman Strength: The suit gives Vulture the strength to grab and overpower both humans and superhumans, as well as destroy concrete pillars.
- Superhuman Durability: Vulture's suit is designed to withstand blows from superhumans like Spider-Man.
- Superhuman Speed and Agility: The suits jet propulsion systems allows Vulture to fly at high speeds and maneuver in the air with incredible agility, despite its large frame.
- Vulture's Exo-Suit: Vulture uses a suit made with Chitauri technology and outfitted with a winged steel harness that allows him to fly.
- Beam Gun: Vulture uses a powerful beam gun that is capable of bisecting large ships.
- Doris Toomes - Wife
- In the comics, Vulture originally flew with a pair of magnetic wings to get revenge on his former business partner. Vulture was also one of the founding members of Spider-Man's recurrent group of enemies, the Sinister Six alongside Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Mysterio, Electro and Kraven the Hunter.
Behind the Scenes
- Jon Watts stated that he was inspired by John C. Reilly's Rhomann Dey from Guardians of the Galaxy for Toomes' "ground-level perspective" in the film.
- Jon Watts said Toomes would be different from other Marvel Cinematic Universe villains like Thanos and Ultron, as "It's fun to think that if Spider-Man is a regular kid who becomes a superhero, there's got to be a bunch of regular guys who become supervillains, too."
- Michael Keaton calls Toomes "interesting to play" and not completely villainous, saying "there's parts of him that you go, 'You know what? I might see his point.'
- Co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll likened Toomes to "the dark Tony Stark", a "businessman with a family. He wants to look out for his kids. He’s got sort of a Tony Soprano mentality. He doesn't have these big delusions of grandeur where he wants to take over the world, or replace the government, or even defeat the Avengers or anything. He just wants his shot at the good life".
- Toomes intensely dislikes Tony Stark for putting him out of business. Michael Keaton's character in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Riggan Thompson, has a similar dislike of Robert Downey, Jr. due to the fact that while they both achieved fame portraying superheroes, Downey is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood while he has faded into obscurity.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 'Spider-Man': Check out the first photos of Michael Keaton as Vulture
- ↑ Exclusive photo: Spider-Man Tom Holland unmasked in 'Homecoming'
- ↑ Michael Keaton on ‘The Founder’s’ ‘Billy Wilder’ Elements, Playing ‘Spider-Man’ Villain Vulture
- ↑ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Set Visit: Everything We Learned