Michael Keaton in Talks to Play the Spider-Man: Homecoming Villain!

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Michael Keaton in Talks to Play the Spider-Man: Homecoming Villain!

Michael Keaton in talks to play the Spider-Man: Homecoming villain!

Variety is reporting that former Batman Michael Keaton is in early talks to play the Spider-Man: Homecoming villain opposite Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man! If a deal is made, Keaton would also join Marisa Tomei, who plays Aunt May, and Disney Channel star Zendaya in a mystery role.

Jon Watts will direct the film from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Marvel‘s Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing the movie, which focuses on a teenage Peter Parker’s high school days. The film opens in theaters and IMAX on July 7, 2017.

“It really is a homecoming,” Holland told the CinemaCon audience last night when revealing the film’s title, “because, throughout the movie, Peter is trying to find out who he is and where he belongs in this world.”

Fans will get to see Holland’s webslinger interacting with their favorite Marvel superheroes a lot sooner than next summer, as Spidey is making his debut in Captain America: Civil War. A new clip from Civil War ended the Sony Pictures presentation last night and offered a look at Peter Parker’s first encounter with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. In the clip, Parker comes home to find Tony sitting on the couch with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). Parker is surprised to see the famous billionaire playboy superhero sitting in living room and can only nod as Tony winks at him, clearly aware of his secret identity. Helping hide that secret from May (about whom Tony jokes, “It’s hard to believe she’s anyone’s aunt”), Stark pretends that Peter applied for a special program with Stark Industries and has been selected.

Which Spider-Man: Homecoming villain do you think Michael Keaton might play? Let us know in the comments below!

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