Now that the new Spider-Man film has a title, information may be coming faster. According to The Hollywood Reporter, former Batman and Birdman Michael Keaton is in early talks to play the lead villain in Marvel and Sony‘s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The site reports it is unclear if a deal is in the making or if the production is just making “overtures” to bring Keaton on.
The film will star Tom Holland and follow on from Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War. While the villain is question mark at the moment, Birth.Movies.Death hears tell the Vulture may, at long last, take flight in the film — though they are unclear if he will be the key antagonist for Peter Parker’s third solo debut.
I, for one, always hope for Mysterio.
Who ever the main villain is, the film begins shooting later this summer with a July 7th, 2017 release date.