Michael Keaton in talks for villain role in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Michael Keaton is in talks to play the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
According to Variety, the BiRDMAN star is in early talks to take the role of the nemesis to Tom Holland, who will make his solo debut as Spider-Man in the movie.
If Keaton signs on he will join Marisa Tomei and model Zendaya in the movie, Tomei is confirmed to play Aunt May to Holland's Peter Parker while Zendaya's role is currently unknown.
Holland, who will make his debut as the web slinger in this month's Captain America: Civil War, was cast last year and replaces Andrew Garfield in the title role. His first solo bow, which had its title confirmed yesterday, will hit cinemas on July 7th in 2017.
The 19-year old British actor, who has also had small roles in Wolf Hall, Locke and In The Heart Of The Sea, will be directed in his first Spider-Man solo movie by Jon Watts, the director of Sundance Festival hit Cop Car, which is due for release later this year.
Garfield's departure from the roles came after the announcement last year that the web slinger would be joining the Marvel cinmetic universe and a brand new star and director were being sought. He had previously replaced Tobey Maguire in the lead role.