Spider-Man: Homecoming Eyes Michael Keaton As Potential Villain

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Marvel is starting to build up the hype for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Last night, the title of the reboot film was revealed. Today, there's news about who will be playing the villain in the highly anticipated film.

According to Variety, sources claim that Michael Keaton, who played Batman in the ‘80s and ‘90s films, is in early talks to play a villain in Homecoming.


As of this writing, neither Marvel nor Sony has confirmed the news. The studios are also keeping a tight lid as to which villain Keaton could play. If it is true though, it marks a clear switch from DC to Marvel for the 64-year-old Oscar nominee.

Aside from Tom Holland who will play the web-slinging superhero, other cast members confirmed to appear in Homecoming are Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya in a key mystery role, who is believed to be a character named Michelle.

Jon Watts is set to helm Homecoming with a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Right now, plot details of the film are kept under wraps, but we know that it will center on a teenage Peter Parker during his days in high school.

While other details of the solo Spider-Man reboot remain unknown, Holland's Spider-Man will appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

As for Keaton, his recent film credits include Birdman and Spotlight. His character in Birdman earned him a best actor nomination at the Oscars.

While he certainly isn't a villain there, his portrayal of an unhinged superhero looks to me like he can play the role of a villain perfectly too.


Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.

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