After portraying Adrian Toomes, The Vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Michael Keaton will be reprising his role in the sequel, reports Variety.
Toomes was last seen in prison, being confronted by a man asking for the identity of Spider-Man. He doesn’t give Spidey’s name, suggesting he still has business to take care of with the web-slinger.
Jake Gylenhaal is currently in talks to star as Mysterio in the untitled Homecoming sequel, which would set up an interesting dynamic between the two villains. Both characters are members of the Sinister 6 and have worked together in the comics; Marvel hasn’t hinted at it just yet, but the next Spider-Man could certainly begin building the Sinister 6.
Joining Keaton in the next Spider-Man installment is Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marissa Tomei, and Jacob Batalon. The movie swings into theaters on July 5, 2019.
Are you excited about Vulture’s return? Will he and Gylenhaal’s Mysterio team up against Spidey? Speculate below, in the comments section!