News broke this afternoon from The Hollywood Reporter that Robert Downey, Jr. would be sliding back into the Iron Man suit a little bit sooner than expected. Downey, Jr. is rumored to pop up in the new Sony Picture's stand-alone Spider-man film, Spider-man: Homecoming, next year. I guess turnabout is fair play, since Tom Holland is making his debut as the wall-crawler in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War this May.
It wasn't all good news for Spider-man fans today though. Deadline reported this afternoon that things have fallen apart in negotiations with Michael Keaton, who was expected to play the main villain in Homecoming. If you've followed us here at Nerd 901, you know we're big fans of Keaton and the idea of him playing Vulture, Norman Oborne, or Chameleon had us drooling.
We've got to take the good with the bad though, as this thing is still very early in the production process and a lot can change before the cameras actually roll. The good news is that interest is very high and I suspect we'll be getting more solid news about Spider-man"Homecoming before long. If it's true that Iron man will be showing up, that will only help bring credibility and excitement to movie, which The Amazing Spider-man and its sequel seemed to lack at times.