Spider-Man: Homecoming - 13 Biggest Rumours You Need To Know (July 4th)

LOTS of villains, Avenger cameos and Web Wings?!

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Whisper it, but it's almost getting to the point now where we might get to see some sort of early teaser for Spider-Man: Homecoming in the next couple of weeks or months. With just a year left until the most exciting Marvel movie currently in production (move aside Thanos, your time will come), and scant details available, the hype train is already well out of the station.

Almost every day now sees a new cast member added, with precious little in terms of actual information relating to who is playing who. Thus far, we have a vague idea of who is playing one of the bad guys, but there are rumours of several coming into play at once, and given the focus on Peter Parker's school life, and Marvel's inevitable need for spectacle to launch the solo franchise, there are a lot of balls in the air.

Incredibly though, despite the problems in the past of two many characters and subplots derailing Spidey films, the excitement factor hasn't yet been tarnished by any concerns. It helps, of course, that Spidey's extended cameo in Civil War was so great, and that Robert Downey Jr is back as Tony Stark. Combine those two facts with Kevin Feige over-seeing production and you've got a recipe for gold.

But without information, speculation blossoms, and there's already been a hell of a lot when it comes to what we can expect from Homecoming. It's only right then, that we pick through the best, the biggest and the most outrageous for your entertainment.

Here's what the Internet is claiming so far about Spider-Man's first full MCU feature...

13. Michael Keaton Is Playing The Vulture

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Though it hasn't been confirmed by anyone officially linked to the project - or by Michael Keaton himself, Deadline have seemingly taken it upon themselves to say publicly that Keaton is playing The Vulture in Homecoming.

This is somewhat at odds with the "old rumours" mentioned by Birth Movie Death that the villain was going to be a "non-main" attraction (and probably the star of an opening arc set-piece that Marvel are known to favour). But Keaton does seem to fit the bill.

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It makes a lot of sense: the Vulture might not be classed in the same breath as the likes of Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus as "big" Spidey villains, but he was Spidey's first, and that could be important here.

There's also something quite magnificent in the juxtaposition of Spider-Man's youth and Vulture's age, which would follow on from the tonal comedy of Civil War's airport sequence. So it wouldn't at all be surprising.


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