Michael Keaton finalizing deal to join ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ cast
Just when you thought he was out, they pull him back in. Yes, after initial talks stalled out between Sony/Marvel Studios and Keaton, the two sides are FINALLY in final negotiations for the Oscar-nominated actor to take on the villain role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
A month ago we reported that the initial negotiations for Keaton didn’t get past the offer stage as the studio wasn’t able to afford both Keaton and Downey after Downey signed on for the role. The studio then moved on to other actors before circling back to Keaton and look to have found a way to make both parties happy. As of right now, both Marvel and Sony are keeping plot and character details a secret and it’s unclear which Spidey villain Keaton would play.
If Keaton closes the deal, he will join a cast that already has Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as the female lead. Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier are also on board.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.