In a world dominated by social media, where information can be made instantly available, it’s difficult to know whether some movie news is genuine or just made up with the sole purpose of causing frenzy amongst potential audiences.
Regardless, it appears that some major Spider-Man casting news may have been confirmed – Jon Watts, the man behind the helm of the much anticipated Spider-Man reboot, seemed to confirm Michael Keaton‘s involvement in the project via Twitter.
— Jon Watts (@jnwtts) May 20, 2016
It has been reported for some time that Oscar-nominated Batman and Birdman actor was in talks to star in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, starring Tom Holland in the title role. The British actor, who’s taken over the role from Andrew Garfield, has already starred as the New York web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War to great critical praise.
For the first installment in the new solo franchise, it looks as though Holland will star alongside Keaton – despite the role still relatively unknown, it’s likely Keaton will play the main villain.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, which also sees Robert Downey Jr play a pivotal part as his famous Iron Man character, hits cinemas worldwide from 28 July 2017.