Batman may be facing off against Spider-Man after all.
Back in April, Michael Keaton was in early talks to play the unnamed villain in Sony and Marvel’s upcoming movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, but those talks petered out, and it looked like Keaton wouldn’t be joining the Marvel family after all. Now, EW has confirmed that Keaton is back on board, and he’s in final negotiations to join the project.
Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, and there’s no word about which of Spider-Man’s nemeses Keaton may play, but if he joins Homecoming, he’ll star alongside Tom Holland, who made his debut as Spider-Man in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
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Robert Downey Jr. is also on board to appear as Iron Man, with Marisa Tomei playing Aunt May. Zendaya, Tony Revolori, and Laura Harrier round out the cast in unspecified roles. Cop Car director Jon Watts is helming the project from a script by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
Variety first reported the news of Keaton’s involvement.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for release on July 7, 2017.