Fans of superhero comics and movies everywhere are rejoicing at the news that Michael Keaton will be appearing in the upcoming, much anticipated movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. The award winning actor has had previous experience in the genre, famously playing Batman twice to great acclaim. This time, however, the man who brought back the caped crusader will be playing a villain. Keaton has been cast opposite Tom Holland, who will play the beloved superhero with mutant spider skills.
The casting of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has been, at times, controversial. Robert Downey Jr. was initially was cast as Tony Stark, as known as Iron Man, but will not be appearing. Other big names that have been tapped to join the cast include Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, as Aunt May, and Disney star Zendaya, in an unknown role. Details from the script have been closely guarded, so fans can expect some surprises.
Keaton will be bringing years of experience and serious acting credentials to the role. Most recently, he won critical acclaim, an Oscar nomination, and a Golden Globe award for his role in the movie “Birdman,” and starred in the serious, award winning film “Spotlight.” Fans can look forward to a Spider-Man villain with real acting chops, but they’ll have to wait a while. This latest addition to the “Spider-Man” franchise is not expected in theaters until July of 2017.