Variety is exclusively reporting that Michael Keaton is back having talks with Sony to join Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Back in April Variety reported that Michael Keaton was in early discussions with the studio for a villain role, but that lad to Keaton passing a few days later. The report indicates that Keaton stepped away due to money issues, which occurred after Robert Downey Jr. was added to the cast to reprise his role as Tony Stark. At the time it appeared the studio wouldn’t be able to afford both talents but now with RDJ’s deal now closed, insiders claim that Sony and Marvel have now returned to Keaton and have found a way to make both parties happy.
So far in the cast for Spider-Man: Homecoming we have Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Zendaya (Michelle) Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier. Well this is an interesting development as I just assumed it was dead in the water but with Sony going back to the table with Michael Keaton, you can assume that they really want the guy for the role, so it could be a question of when they reach an agreement rather than if again?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for cinematic release on the 7th July 2017.