Although Marvel has yet to release an official cast list, thanks to the trades, we’ve been flooded by casting announcements for Spider-Man: Homecoming over the past few months. While most of the teenage cast has consisted of up and comers, Marvel and Sony have managed to pull together an impressive cast of adults. Perhaps the most notable name? Michael Keaton. If you’ll recall, Keaton’s involvement with the project has been an interesting one. He was originally revealed to be in talks for a villainous role earlier this year, however, it was later reported that talks had stopped and Keaton had walked away. Fast forward a few months and the actor was back in talks, but this time, whatever issues there’d been previously? It was evident those were seemingly taken care of as all of the trades reported that talks had entered the final stage, meaning a deal would quickly follow.
In a recent interview with Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman, he confirmed that Keaton has yet to begin filming his part on Spider-Man: Homecoming. This isn’t entirely too surprising as the film hasn’t been in production too long, and they seem to have mainly knocked out the school bits first. But this was also the first confirmation we’d had outside of the trades that Keaton had, in fact, joined the cast. An extra bit of welcome confirmation for those uneasy about trusting the trades. And now, following Rothman’s comments regarding the project, Keaton himself has openly commented on joining the project during a recent interview with Haute Living. While he didn’t say too much, he did seem genuinely excited.
It’s true that he now has his pick of plumb projects, including an upcoming turn as a super villain (now familiar territory) in Marvel’s Spiderman: Homecoming, and as a Cold War veteran in the big screen adaptation of Vince Flynn’s bestselling series, American Assassin.
While he refers to the former as a “big budget movie that will be an awful lot of fun,” the latter seems to have hit a few snags.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia and is set to hit the big screen on July 7th, 2017. As always, for all things Homecoming, be sure to follow along here!
Source: Haute Living.