Veteran actor Michael Keaton is reportedly being tapped to join the Spider-Man cast for the next Marvel reboot “Homecoming.” Will the former “Batman” actor play a villain in the upcoming movie?
According to Variety, the actor is reportedly being eyed to play a villain in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” If he does indeed join the cast, what role will Keaton play? Movie Pilot suggests he could take on the role of Vulture.
Keaton is not the only actor whose name will come up when you Google “Spider-Man cast” now, though. It was earlier reported that “Replay” singer Zendaya has been tapped to play a villain in the upcoming movie as well. Will they really both play baddies in the next “Spider-Man” reboot? Will they play partners in crime? No word as of yet to confirm this. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the Spider-Man cast.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said “Homecoming” will not dwell in the iconic character’s origin story. “If it’s safe to assume anything, it’s safe to assume that everybody knows how Spider-Man became Spider-Man…We’ve seen it a number of times now…[and there] are events that made Peter who he was. And we’ll certainly allude to those events,” Feige was earlier quoted as saying. “But we’re much more focused on his future and how he continues to grow and have a steep learning curve after…the adventure he had in Civil War.” Variety earlier reported that “Homecoming” will focus on Peter Parker’s high school days.
Spider-Man will be played on screen by young British actor Tom Holland. You can first catch Holland’s version of Spider-Man when “Civil War” hits theatres next month. “Captain America: Civil War” will be released on May 6. Meanwhile, Spider-Man’s standalone film won’t start production until this summer. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is set to hit the big screen on July 7, 2017.