Michael Keaton may be in Spider-Man: Homecoming as villain The Vulture

The Birdman and Batman star could be returning to comic books movies – this time as a supervillain

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Keaton’s character in Birdman may have been driven mad by the superhero genre, but that hasn’t convinced the real life star to stay away from it. 

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The actor is reportedly in talks to appear in Spiderman: Homecoming, Marvel’s first stand-alone Spidey flick, according to Variety.

Keaton could be be poised to play almost any of baddies from the webslinger’s rogues’ gallery, although some are hinting that the logical role would be that of supervillain The Vulture.

The Vulture is an older villain, who uses a mechanical harness that allows him to fly and have super-strength.

If he takes the role Keaton will be appearing opposite Tom Holland, who will make his first appearance as Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War.

Other actors signed on for the film include Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as Michelle.

Keaton famously played Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and 1992 Batman Returns films. More recently he also starred in Oscar-winning Birdman, where he played a washed-up actor remembered only for his early appearances as the eponymous superhero.

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Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming is expected to be released in July 2017.