Is Birdman himself gonna be a bird… man? Michael Keaton, the formerly rumored villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming is now officially in talks for the role. It’s happening! But who exactly will the villain be? Find out on today’s Nerdist News! If you’re afraid of potential spoilers, there may be some in this post—you’ve been warned!
While this might just be a plausible rumor, soon after Keaton was announced, JoBlo.com hit us with a ‘sclusie, that’s right an “exclusive” reveal that the villains in Spidey’s solo flick would be… Vulture and Tinkerer. Yep, that weird old man from the comics that can build bad guy weapons out of anything will rejigger some Chitauri tech to create the Vulture’s wings. But will Keaton take on another bird-man? Or The Tinkerer? Or will he evolve into someone other than a winged animal entirely? He’s already proven he can fly or at the very least, glide, in a super-suit.
Now fans may remember that Matthew McConaughey was the first actor offered the main villain role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which might mean they’re looking for someone a little younger than the weathered (feathered?) Keaton (I’m sorry) for Adrian Toomes. This choice would leave Keaton to play the Tinkerer, who has high reappearance potential as support for future Marvel villains. We should remember there’s still a high possibilty that JoBlo didn’t even mention another character that we’re pretty pretty pretty sure appears in Homecoming. That’s right: Norman Osborn himself. Keaton has the smarts and paternal charm to do an amazing job as Spidey’s greatest nemesis. Could he play a rival mentor to Peter Parker against RDJ‘s Tony Stark?
But what do you guys think? Are Vulture and Tinkerer your ideal big bads for the first MCU Spidey-villains? Who do you think Keaton is more suited to play? Are you just waiting for Birdman himself to make an appearance in the MCU? Let’s discuss!