Apparently Matt Damon Was Offered The Role of The Villain in The SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Sequel, But Turned it Down
It looks like Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures and director Jon Watts are already looking to get their cast together for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. All we know about the movie at this point is that it will be the first Marvel movie released after Avengers 4 and that it will pick up minutes after the events of that movie.
Now, thanks to entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider in the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press, we've learned that Matt Damon was offered the lead villain role in the movie, but he ended up turning it down.
There's no information given on who this villain is or could be. We're just left to our imaginations to wonder what kind of villain that Damon would be a good fit for. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously talked about how they are looking to explore and play with villains that we haven't seen yet.
"What’s fun about this is it’s the first time Spider-Man is in the MCU. And the first time he’s played by an actor who is the age, essentially, Spidey was in the comics for so long. And, as Michael Keaton does with the Vulture, we get to explore villains we haven’t seen before. Spidey has an amazing rogues gallery, so at some point I think it might be interesting to revisit some of the characters we’ve seen in films before, but right now, we think there are a lot of new ones we haven’t played with yet."
It will be interesting to see what villain they've decided to use in this next film. Michael Keaton's Vulture is going to be a hard one to beat! In the meantime, let us know what Spider-Man villain you would like to see brought to the big screen in the sequel!
The follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters on July 5th, 2019.