Last month it was reported that Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (Batman, Birdman) was in talks to star in the villain role in Marvel and Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film, however, those talks quickly fell apart for one reason or another and Marvel and Sony began looking for another actor to take on the villain role.
It appears that that is no longer the case as Variety is reporting that not only is Michael Keaton back in talks with Marvel, he’s also in the final stages of negotiations! JoBlo also unveiled some information from an “unnamed source” which tells them that the actor is in talks to play the villain Vulture! Furthermore, their source also revealed the Vulture will be assisted by another villain, the Thinkerer who will “help him build his suit with recovered Chitauri tech from the Battle of New York.”
The source also adds that Spider-Man will receive a slight costume upgrade yet again, as the suit we saw Tony build him in Captain America: Civil War will now sport the classic underarm web wings the character used to sport in the Stan Lee & Steve Ditko era, which the character will be able to deploy as needed.
Keep in mind that side from Michael Keaton’s casting the rest of the information stated above comes from an unnamed source and is as such unconfirmed. Keep checking back here on site for any new details.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will debut in theaters on July 7, 2017.
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