Spider-Man Film Gets A Name As Michael Keaton Circles The Villain Role

Credit: Marvel Studios/Sony
Credit: Marvel Studios/Sony

The deal between Sony and Marvel over Spider-Man’s return has been much celebrated by fans of the Web Head.

Newest actor to enter the role, Tom Holland, is being praised like whoa for his portrayal of Peter Parker in early reviews for Captain America: Civil War. Holland will be starring in his own solo film next year, so it is important to see if he did well in the role now.

At this years CinemaCon in Vegas, Marvel announced the title for said film. A few had been floating around over the past week as rumored titles.

The winner is Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Marvel’s feeling nostalgic, aren’t you?

Yes. This is the character “homecoming” to the hands of the Marvel execs. It also reflects the challenging time in a young man’s life.

Holland said, “Peter is trying to find his true identity and where he really belongs in this world.” 

The film is directed by Jon Watts and is written by writing team John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. In addition to Holland, Zendaya has been cast as Michelle and Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May Parker.

So what is the film missing?

A villain, of course! Everyone knows that Spidey needs awesome foes to go against.

Variety reports that Michael Keaton is thinking of stepping back into the superhero ring again, for real, as the villain for the film. Keaton has played the titular role in Batman (1989) when it was directed by Tim Burton. He also starred in a subversive look at the superhero craze in last year’s Best Picture winner, Birdman.

So who will he be? Again, a lot of villains of Spidey have been brought to life on film over the years. I honestly wouldn’t mind a different take on Norman Osbourne/Green Goblin for reasons.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be out on July 7th, 2017.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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