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Spider-man: Homecoming loses Michael Keaton but gains Robert Downey Jnr

April 21st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Well, talk about your average bitter and sweet story…

After we reported a few days ago that Michael Keaton was possibly set to sign on to Spider-man: Homecoming as the bad guy (possibly Vulture), it looks like he has now withdrawn.

They are reporting that the deal never got passed the offer stage so while Keaton WAS offered the role, he turned it down.

Which is a bit of a bitter pill because having arguably the best on screen Batman as a bad guy in the MCU was a tasty prospect.

However, every cloud, right?

In related news, Sony Pictures has officially announced that Robert Downey Jr will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming as Tony Stark/Iron Man.

We know in Captain America: Civil War Stark plays apart in Spider-man’s coming of age, so it’s likely that he’ll be a mentor of sorts in Spider-man.

Let us know your thoughts on the above to bits of news, guys…

The Spider-Man Homecoming cast is also set to include Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as a character by the name of Michelle, with Laura Harrier (One Life to Live) and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) set to play two of Peter’s other friends.

Homecoming is scripted by Vacation writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and will be directed by Jon Watts. Production is set to begin on the film this summer in Atlanta with the film swinging into theaters and IMAX on July 7, 2017.

Source: Comingsoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….