“Does she know? So she doesn't, good. Under the mat, I admire that. I could tell you. And to think I didn't want my daughter to date. Peter, let me tell you, nothing is more important than family. You saved my daughter's life, and I could never forget something like that, so I'm gonna give you one chance. You ready? You walk through those doors, and forget any of this happened. And don't you ever, ever interfere with my business again. 'Cause if you do, I will kill you, and everybody you love. I'll kill you dead. That's what I'll do to protect my family, Pete. Do you understand?”
The Vulture (real name Adrian Toomes) is a supervillain from Marvel Comics. Sporting a vulture motif based on his namesake, Vulture is an opponent specializing in flight, and has established himself as one of Spider-Man's most notable adversaries.
Adrian Toomes was a gothic teenager who was experimented on by Doctor Octopus at Oscorp, where he was injected with a serum derived from vulture DNA and got his memories erased, allowing him to transform into a vulture-human hybrid. He was later found by Spider-Man, who declined his offer to join the new warriors. He was then found by Taskmaster and left his team, then once again he joined Doctor Octopus, who gave him Hydra armor. However, in the series finale, both he and Rhino were cured thanks to Spider-Man.
Vulture appears as the main antagonist of the film. Initially a damage repair worker for Damage Control, Adrian Toomes was present in the aftermath of the Chitauri attack on New York. While salvaging the remains of a Leviathan ship, Toomes' was halted from further work by Stark Industries who were assigned to finish the cleanup, despite Toomes' protests that the project was funding his workers' families. Unknown to the Stark representatives, Toomes and his personal crew stashed away some Chitauri technology before the rest was confiscated.
Because of Stark's businesses running out smaller ones like his own, Toomes developed a vendetta against Tony Stark. To carry out his schemes, Toomes used the Chitauri technology to develop a special flight suit and gadgets. With his lackeys, Toomes spent the next eight years stealing technology and developing his company further.
In the comics, Adrian Toomes was the first to take on the identity of the Vulture, and there ended up bein three incarnations of the Vulture.
Michael Keaton is known for playing flying animal-based superbeings in the past, the first being Batman and next as Birdman from Birdman. His role as Vulture marks the third time he has portrayed this character type.
The Vulture was originally planned to be the main antagonist in Sam Raimi'sSpider-Man 4, but this never came into fruition due to the film being canceled in favor of Sony rebooting the franchise.