Right on the heels of the announcement that the brand new Tom Holland starring Spider-Man film will indeed be titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, rumors of a certain Beetlejuice/Batman veteran joining as a villain abound.
UPDATE: KEATON IS NO LONGER IN TALKS FOR THE FILM, HE WILL NOT BE APPEARING.
Variety is reporting that Michael Keaton is in talks, aggressive talks, and may well be appearing in the film as a yet unnamed villain.
Of course this could mean YET ANOTHER GODDAMNED GREEN GOBLIN, sorry, I’m a little tired of such things. We’re really hoping this means Vulture, right? Can’t you see Keaton playing him? Remember back when we were going to get a Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maguire? John Malkovich was going to be playing the feathered foe, so it’s not like there weren’t plans for his appearance in the film franchise, albeit that was back when Raimi was at the helm of a quickly sinking ship.
But to be more practical, Keaton could easily be stepping into the now vacant JK Simons JJ Jameson role, bringing his The Paper roots back round.
We’ll let you know as more information becomes available.