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Things We Saw Today: Get to Know Michael Keaton’s Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming

As part of the marketing blitz leading up to Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony has released a vignette about the motivations and methods of Michael Keaton’s Vulture. Keaton explains that the character is someone who “works with their hands” and “doesn’t have any inherent superpowers.” Instead, he “utilize[s] technology to up his game,” as he “does corrupt things in order to fight what he sees as corruption.” The Marvel movies have really struggled with their villain roster, so I hope Keaton manages to pull this off.

  • Here I was thinking I’d save money this month, but then I find out there’s a sale on at TeePublic – including some of the amazing tees from Black Girl Nerds. Maybe next month, budget!
  • The Muse interviewed Jillian Tamaki, the cartoonist behind This One Summer and Skim, about her new collection.
  • Teen Vogue posted a Pretty Little Liars piece that focuses on the way fandoms interact with show creators. I found it an excellent reminder that two things can be true at once: (1) fans can use social media to advocate for better, more inclusive stories (2) there’s a human being on the other side of the screen.
  • Lily Yee talked to Nerdist about writing the DC Super Hero Girls books for middle-grade readers. In addition to speaking about her creative vision – “I thought of [the characters] as teenagers who happened to be superheroes” – she also spoke to the importance of representation both on the page and off. “When I started writing and traveling a lot, I’d often be the only person of color in a room,” she said. “At first I felt like I didn’t like that, but then I realized how important it was for people to see me, especially kids.”
  • The line at Anime Expo was apparently hellish, so if you were jealous of your friends who got to go, you can feel a bit better that you didn’t have to stand in the Los Angeles sun. (via Kotaku)
  • Despicable Me 3 beat out Baby Driver at the box office this weekend. (via Collider)
  • And in case you haven’t heard already, Trump’s Twitter feed is genuinely disturbing. (via The Slot)

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