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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017): Michael Keaton Back In Running To Play Villain

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Michael Keaton resumes talks with Sony Pictures to act in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The actor is being eyed for the role of The Vulture after earlier negotiations between the two parties fell through.

For some time, it was believed that Sony would add Robert Downey Jr. to the film instead of Keaton. Now, however, it appears that both actors will feature in Spider-Man: Homecoming:

This report comes after new details about Spider-Man: Homecoming have surfaced from JoBlo, which reports that the main villain in the film (as previous rumors suggested) will be The Vulture. Not only that but another minor villain will be helping him out in the form of The Tinkerer, who the site says will “help him build his suit with recovered Chitauri tech from the Battle of New York.”

Additionally the Spider-Man suit from Captain America: Civil War will be getting an upgrade in the film, as the site says the trademark “Web wings” designed by Steve Ditko will be a part of the costume and will deploy as Peter needs them in the film.

Downey Jr. will reprise his role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in the movie, marking the first time an Avengers character has appeared in a Spider-Man film:

Spider-Man: Homecoming will star Tom Holland as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He’ll be joined by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as a character by the name of Michelle, with Laura Harrier (One Life to Live) and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) set to play two of Peter’s other friends.

Leave your thoughts on Michael Keaton resuming negotiations  with Sony Pictures to play The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (via Superherohype) in the comments section below. For more Spider-Man: Homecoming news and developments, visit our Spider-Man: Homecoming Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ or “like” us on Facebook. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for release on July 7th, 2017.

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