Its official title was only announced yesterday, but it looks like Spider-Man: Homecoming may have already found an actor to play its main villain. According to Variety, Michael Keaton (Spotlight, Beetlejuice) is currently in early talks to take on the role.
There’s no tell just yet which of Spidey’s comic book antagonists will be raising hell in the film, but whoever they pick we’re sure Keaton will kill it. He is, after all, a superhero veteran after starring in Birdman and Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns.
If Keaton does end up signing on for the film, he’ll be joining the likes of Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) as Peter’s Aunt May and Zendaya (Shake It Up!) as a mystery character called Michelle.
Cop Car and Clown‘s Jon Watts is directing while writing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are penning the script.
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