Earlier this afternoon news broke that Michael Keaton has been cast in the new Spider-man film, which is currently titled: Spider-man: Homecoming. Of course the first question on every nerd’s mind was who is he going to be playing. I texted Nick and asked him that exact question. Here’s our conversation, verbatim.
I have to say man; I am super stoked to hear about Michael Keaton being cast in Spider-man: Homecoming. Of course the rumors are going to start pouring in. You like the hire? If you had to bet money right this second, who is he playing?
Dude I love the hire! I think it will make all moviegoers turn a head now. It's brilliant! Early money, I feel like Vulture. It's a villain people have been wanting to see. Also, he’s one of Spidey's greatest rivals, so why not go ahead and start with him? Not to mention, Keaton likes playing winged characters, haha. The Batman and Birdman movies have almost prepared him to play Vulture, haven’t they, haha?
What says you?
Ha! Great point. I feel like Vulture is just as likely as any guess right now. And that would certainly be a show-stopper. I definitely love the idea of them going with an enemy we haven’t seen on the big screen before. My favorite baddie in Spider-man’s world is probably Kraven the Hunter, so I’d take Keaton as The Chameleon and then cast someone super-awesome as Kraven.
Ahh so you're doubling up on villains for this new Spider-Man movie? I like the Chameleon as well. My dark horse is Mysterio. Keaton can obviously play someone with a cooky persona, so seeing him play smoke-and-mirrors villain Mysterio would be fun in my book.
I suspect there will be surprises and more than one big bad. Especially if we’re going to get a visit from any of the Avengers. Will it be disappointing if Keaton is just the next Norman Osborne?
That's exactly what my next question to you was going to be, haha! What are the chances it's just a reboot of Green Goblin or Dr. Oct? Surely with Marvel involved they won't bring back Green Goblin for the billionth time...right?
I suspect Sony will still have the final say, but I can’t imagine there’s not a larger plan in place and that Michael Keaton will want to play something that hasn’t be done to death. It’s going to be fun to see what happens and I’ll be keeping a close eye out for any breadcrumb we get on this one between now and the release date! Ahhhhhh.
Yea I agree!! Bring on more Spidey baddie news. That's always the fun with these movies. What cool Spider-Man villain will we finally get to see come to life? I can't wait either!!
What do you guys think? Are you excited about Michael Keaton joining the cast or do you think it’s too soon for another Spider-man reboot? Who do you think he’ll be playing? Let us know in the comment section or hit us up on Twitter @Nerd901
Spider-man: Homecoming is expected to be released on July 7, 201