Spider-Man Michael Keaton Reportedly Sought For Villain Role In SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING written by Sean Gerber April 13, 2016 Michael Keaton is in early talks to play a villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming, according to Variety. Yesterday, Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death reported hearing that classic Spider-Man villain the Vulture will appear in the movie. Faraci could not pin down whether or not Vulture will be Spidey’s main adversary in the film. Keaton is the right age to play the Vulture, a character that has typically been much older than Peter Parker, but he’s also a good fit to play a number of Spider-Man antagonists. I’ve already seen suggestions of Norman Osborn and J. Jonah Jameson, two roles that would also work for Keaton. He’s a great actor, so Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures can’t really lose if Keaton signs, though neither studio has commented on Variety‘s report. Keaton, the first serious Batman on screen, is already a legend in the superhero genre, but a villain turn against Spider-Man would be a lot of fun. Hopefully these negotiations prove to be fruitful for all sides. Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland in the title role and directed by Jon Watts, will be released on July 7, 2017. Michael Keaton Reportedly Sought For Villain Role In SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Review – Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Is The Best Superhero Movie Ever next post Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 10 to 16, 2016 You may also like Iron Man Will Chaperone SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING April 21, 2016 Michael Keaton In Final Talks For SPIDER-MAN:... May 20, 2016 Marvel & Sony Have Officially Found Their... June 23, 2015 Tom Holland Is Spider-Man, For Real August 19, 2016 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 Spidey Reboot Offically Titled SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING April 12, 2016 Sony And Marvel Make A Deal: Spider-Man... February 9, 2015 Amy Pascal Leaving Sony, Staying On As... February 5, 2015 Sony And Marvel Narrowing Down The SPIDER-MAN... April 22, 2015 Marvel News #44: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians... December 9, 2016 Oreole Jonah Jameson moves to the DC neighborhood and now Batman moves to the Marvel neighborhood. Joshua Nathan Strong I really like the director, Jon Watts. Cop Car is great and Clown is a must see film but I really dislike the writing team behind the film. I thought Vacation was a mess and with the exception of Horrible Bosses, their films aren’t too good. Cautiously excited. stock This will be the greatest gamble he’s taken since first donning the Bat armor. That turned out great. But Michael, after Birdman…think twice, my friend. Spidey’s film track record is 2 wins, 3 losses. And it’s been 3 straight. You don’t need the Webhead in your life, babe. Get back to the funny, Chuck!