'Spider-Man: Homecoming' news: Michael Keaton may be in movie as The Vulture?

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Iconic “Batman” actor Michael Keaton may be joining the cast of the upcoming standalone film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” The award-winning veteran actor is expected to play the main villain of the film, who is expected to be The Vulture.

According to a report by Deadline, Keaton may be joining the cast of the film after all. This is following the rumors syaing that the actor is “in talks” for a role for the film, and afterwards seemingly no longer to be in negotiations for it.

Film director Jon Watts, meanwhile, seem to have confirmed without even saying a word that Keaton will indeed be a part of the cast for the film. In his recent post on his Twitter account, Watts posted a GIF file showing Keaton in a winning situationwhich had been interpreted as a subtle hint of the actor coming to their roster of actors.

In the comics, The Vulture is the first real enemy of Spider-Man and was introduced in the 1963 issue “The Amazing Spider-Man #2.” The villain’s real name is Adrian Toomes, an aging Staten Island inventor. He developed an artificial flight harness that gave him the ability to fly as well as enhanced his physical skills and longevity powers.

Later on in the mythos of Spider-Man, The Vulture became a part of the supervillain group The Sinister Six, a collection of Spider-Man’s villains who teamed up to defeat the web crawler once and for all.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is set to star Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and pop star Zendaya as a certain character named “Michelle.” Other cast members include Laura Harrier of “One Life to Live” and Tony Revolori of “Dope.” Harrier and Revolori’s role in the film have not yet been announced.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is set to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.