Less than one day after the official title was announced for Spider-Man: Homecoming at CinemaCon yesterday, another report has surfaced regarding a new cast member. Variety reports that Michael Keaton in in early talks to portray the villain in this superhero adventure. Unfortunately, this report doesn't reveal the identity of this villainous character.
Yesterday, another report claimed that the Marvel Comics character Vulture will be the main villain. While Sony and Marvel haven't confirmed this character's presence in the movie, that same report revealed that the title was in fact Spider-Man: Homecoming, hours before it was announced on the CinemaCon stage. While the studio did confirm the title during last night's panel, there was no mention of Vulture as the villain.
The CinemaCon presentation also included a clip from Captain America: Civil War, which showed Peter Parker (Tom Holland) coming home to find Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in his living room with Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). The scene featured Tony telling Peter about a "grant" he applied for, which Tony tells him is "well-funded." We're not sure exactly when in Captain America: Civil War this scene takes place, but we'll find out soon enough when the movie hits theaters on May 6.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will forgo the "origin story" told in previous Spidey movies, with Peter Parker already established as the web-slinger. There have been rumors that Spider-Man: Homecoming will kick off a trilogy set during Peter's high school years, as he tries to balance school work with his crime fighting activities in the Big Apple. Zendaya Coleman has also joined the cast as an unspecified lead character.
Jon Watts is directing from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, with a July 7, 2017 release date already in place, although it isn't known when production may begin. This role will mark Michael Keaton's debut in the MCU, although he is no stranger to the superhero genre, having starred in the 1989 classic Batman and its 1992 follow-up Batman Returns. What do you think about Michael Keaton becoming the new villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming?