Following news last week that Michael Keaton was in talks to play a villain in the upcoming "Spider-Man: Homecoming" film, new information states that the former "Batman" actor will not appear in the Marvel/Sony film. As reported by Deadline, talks to add Keaton to the Marvel Cinematic Universe have stopped.
The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Iron Man in the next solo "Spider-Man" film. The film will star Tom Holland as the titular web-slinger, and Marisa Tomei will star as Aunt May. Both Holland and Tomei will appear in this May's "Captain America: Civil War."
Despite losing Keaton, "Spider-Man: Homecoming's" cast continues to grow. Recent weeks have seen Laura Harrier and Disney Channel star Zendaya join the film's cast. According to the initial report, Zendaya will play a "key role" as a character named Michelle. Additionally, Tony Revolori recently joined the cast as "part of Peter Parker's high school crowd."
Spider-Man is scheduled to swing back into theaters in his own feature film on July 7, 2017.