This is extremely early in the negotiation process, but Michael Keaton is being considered for the villain role in the upcoming Tom Holland Spidey flick, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Judging from the early reactions to Captain America: Civil War, a Spider-Man solo film will be a hot commodity for Marvel. Sure, early reactions were great for Batman v Superman, but these early reactions – some massive critical praise for one – were a little different.
Which leads us to Michael Keaton, who is “being eyeballed” to play the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming, according to the report at Variety. Nothing is confirmed, nothing has evolved beyond simple flirtations, but let’s just assume the Marvel Machine convinces Keaton to hop on board (and he should, the guy’s been killing it recently). Is there any other villain he’d be playing besides The Vulture?
Michael Keaton is a nice fit for The Vulture, and not just because he looked damn near like The Vulture in Birdman. It would continue the tradition of the MCU casting legends to fill out periphery and villainous roles around its heroes. Keaton would fit in right alongside Jeff Bridges, Robert Redford, and Michael Douglas.
Regardless of what he plays, here’s hoping he plays something in the MCU. The more Michael Keaton, the better.
Spider Man: Homecoming will hit theaters July 9, 2017.