Last month, Michael Keaton was allegedly in talks to join the cast of the Sony-Marvel collaboration of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, but representatives for the Oscar-nominated actor denied the reports. Now, with Robert Downey Jr.’s deal done, it appears that Keaton is in talks once again for a yet-to-be-announced villain role.
If this deal comes through, the Birdman actor will join Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei in the third iteration of the webslinging hero that will focus on Peter Parker’s high school days. Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, and Downey Jr. are set to star as well.
Jon Watts will direct the script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will serve as producers. The movie is slated for a July 7, 2017 release date.
Keaton can be seen next as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc in The Founder. He recently received praise for his performances in the Academy Award-winning Spotlight as well as 2014’s Birdman.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer