After entering and then dropping out of negotiations to star in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, Michael Keaton is back in talks to play the villain in the film starring Tom Holland as the friendly neighbourhood superhero.
The Birdman star originally entered into negotiations to appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming last month but reportedly dropped out due to salary issues, reported Deadline.
According to reports, a disagreement arose after Robert Downey, Jr joined the cast to reprise his role as Iron Man and bosses at the studio reportedly suggested they would not be able to accommodate both actors’ salary requests.
If Keaton signs on to the film, he will join Tom Holland, who will play the titular superhero in the movie, Marisa Tomei, who will portray Aunt May, and Zendaya, whose role is being kept under wraps.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, is slated to hit cinemas in July, 2017.
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