Talk about a plot twist.
Just days after it seemed Michael Keaton was out of the running for a villain role in the new Spider-Man movie (after it first seemed that he was very much a consideration), Keaton is part of the conversation again.
Variety is reporting that the Oscar-nominated actor has re-opened talks to be part of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The publication notes that the issue, no surprise, came down to money. It seems that the two sides might now be in the same ballpark and the one-time Batman could be joining the film after all.
The movie, which is the first solo project for Tom Holland as Spidey, also features Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. It will be directed by relative newcomer Jon Watts.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for a July 2017 release.