Variety reports -- without confirmation from Marvel or Sony -- that Michael Keaton is in talks to play a villain in the upcoming "Spider-Man: Homecoming" movie.
Please be true, Please be true, Please be true.
So far, we've got Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Zendaya as someone and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May (wow I feel old). Keaton's potential role is being kept secret, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate.
Let's eliminate a couple of names from the list of potential foes:
- Kraven the Hunter *Ben cries maniacally
- Kingpin. It just wouldn't make sense, Marvel is smarter than DC when it comes to messing with or pissing off their Netflix/TV universe fans
- Hobgoblin seems a little too complicated to start with
I'd be willing to bet the farm on the return of Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin.
Check out this Mike Deodato sketch of Norman and tell me you couldn't see Keaton in this role.
Not only could he pull off the look, but Keaton is nearly a perfect fit for this character. I know people will seem a little frustrated if it does turn out to be another Goblin vs. Spidey movie, but those people need to welcome themselves back to reality.
Norman Osborn remains the most well-known, successful and utterly evil incarnation of the Green Goblin. He's an all-time great villain and only the likes of Kraven the Hunter, Doc Ock can even begin to dream of being mentioned on the same pedestal as him.
If you want to make a splash, you give Keaton the reigns to Norman and those awesome little Pumpkin bombs.
Doc Ock is the second favorite choice in the Braven Betting Lines with Sandman coming in as the dark horse.
Jon Watts is directing, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote the script and Kevin Feige and the infamous Amy Pascal are producing. We just know that Peter Parker is young, that's pretty much it for the plot. Will we see Uncle Ben die for the third time in 15 years?
What do you guys like more as the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" promo art?