According to Variety, Keaton is in talks to play a villain in the upcoming movie. This will be a big departure from his previous work with DC Comics. As many of us know, it was his run in Tim Burton’s Batman that gave him a huge boost in his career.
We think that this brings some much-needed star power to the upcoming Spider-Man film. After his best actor nomination for Birdman, we have no doubt that Michael Keaton will make a great addition.
Keaton would be joining Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei. Tomei has already been cast as the infamous Aunt May while Holland is playing the titular web-slinger himself.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is being directed by Jon Watts with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein penning the script. The movie will focus on a younger Peter Parker in his high-school days.
While plot details are slim, there have been numerous rumors circulating. The biggest and most obvious guess is that this is an adaptation of the Homecoming story in the comics. In this story, Peter Parker has just returned from the events of Secret Wars. When he returns, he has a new black costume that many comic book fans recognize as the living entity that eventually creates Venom and Carnage.
It is unlikely that we will see a new costume already, and this isn’t even a big story in the comics, but it is one that can easily be adapted to take place after the events of Civil War. Not to mention, Black Cat and Kingpin both make an appearance. That’s more than enough reason for us!