Michael Keaton in Final Negotiations to Play Spider-Man: Homecoming Villain
Last month, word was that Michael Keaton was in talks to play the villain in the latest Spider-Man reboot, Homecoming. Those talks ended up falling apart, and Keaton was out. But now, THR is reporting that Keaton has resumed talks and is entering final negotiations to star in the Wall Crawler’s latest outing.
No official word on which of Spidey’s villains Keaton will be playing, but the rumor going around is that he’ll be playing the Vulture. The most well-known Vulture, Adrian Toomes, is one of Spider-Man’s oldest villains, both in terms of age and how long the character’s been around. Using a special harness, Toomes is able to fly, has increased physical attributes despite his age, and can drain people’s life force.
Considering the fact that Tom Holland, the current Spider-Man, is the youngest guy to play the character in live-action, it actually makes some sense that Vulture would be the villain. Plus, Vulture’s a villain we haven’t seen in live-action before, so it will be something new. And with Keaton, it will probably be pretty good, too.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for release on July 7th, 2017.