Michael Keaton Back In Talks To Play The Villain In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'; New Details Emerge

You may remember that just a few weeks ago when news broke that Robert Downey Jr. had joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, news also broke that Michael Keaton was out of the running to play to villain in the film. Well apparently you can forget about all that, because the actor is now back in talks with Marvel Studios and is entering final negotiations to land the role. Rumors suggest that the studio had looked at several other alternatives after talks broke down with Keaton, but eventually ended up returning to the former Batman star and offered him a much more appealing deal.

So far the Jon Watts (Cop Car) directed Spider-Man reboot has put together a pretty solid cast of mostly young actors including Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, and of course Tom Holland reprising his role of Peter Parker from Captain America: Civil War. The reboot has gained a lot of interest following the great reception of Marvel Studios' iteration of Spider-Man that won over audiences in Civil War. We had gotten much detail on who the villain of the film would be, or even what characters from the comics would be appearing in the film aside from Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and Marisa Tomei's Aunt May. 
Keaton who is fresh of the success of two back to back Oscar winning films in Birdman and Spotlight is reportedly in final talks to play the film's antagonist according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Rumors have suggested the the primary villain of the movie would be Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture, who is thought to be the character Keaton is playing. Joblo claims that Keaton is in fact playing The Vulture, and the he will also be working alongside fellow Spider-Man villain The Tinkerer in the film. The site also revealed that Vulture would create his famous set of mechanical wings using Chitauri technology salvaged from the events of The Avengers. They also noted that we can expect to see some modification to the wallcrawler's suit since his Civil War debut, with the inclusion of his "web wings" he sported in the original comics.
While all sources and speculation seems to be pointing to Keaton play Vulture, there's still the possibility that he could be playing another one of Spider-Man's villains. He could be playing famed Spidey nemesis Norman Osborn aka Green Goblin, or even Peter Parker's notorious boss at the Daily Bugle J. Jonah Jameson. There has also been talk about Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin from the Netflix series Daredevil showing up in the film, considering how he's also a Spider-Man villain in the comics. Although D'Onofrio has certainly shown interest in reprising the role, the actor ultimately shut down rumors that he'd be showing up in Homecoming.
So what do you think of Michael Keaton playing the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Are you hoping he is playing The Vulture or would you prefer to see him as another character? Let us know below!