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Michael Keaton: From Caped Crusader to Birdman to villain in new Spider-Man movie

MOVIE NEWS – Michael Keaton was a Batman then a Birdman, and now he will be a bad man. The former Batman and Birdman could be suiting up for another comic book movie role.

Michael Keaton is reportedly in early talks to join Spider-Man: Homecoming opposite Tom Holland as the new web slinger. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has likened the latest Spider-Man reboot to a John Hughes film, and word is this Spider-Man will not only look and act younger than previous incarnations, but he’ll also feature more of the witty humor that his comic book counterpart is known for. It won’t be an origin story, which means we may not have to watch Uncle Ben die in front of our eyes all over again.

Michael Keaton earned an Oscar nomination last year for his lead performance in Birdman, which played off of Keaton’s history as a leading superhero in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns. Spider-Man: Homecoming is expected to shoot this summer for release on July 7, 2017, although Spider-Man himself makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut next month in Captain America: Civil War.

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