The anti-superhero-movie propaganda of Birdman apparently didn’t convince Michael Keaton to totally abandon the genre, because he’s reportedly in talks for a role in 2017’s Spider-Man reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming. Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are both saying he’s being targeted for a villain role, terrorizing Tom Holland’s newly minted Peter Parker. If he ends up in the flick, he’ll also be working alongside Marisa Tomei (who’s playing Aunt May) and Zendaya (who’s playing … uh … somebody). No word on what Spidey menace he’ll be playing, but we can only hope it’s Big Wheel.
Michael Keaton. Photo: VALERIE MACON/Getty Images