Michael Keaton Won’t Be In The “Spider-Man” Movie Because Robert Downey Jr. Is Too Expensive

April 22, 2016 / Posted by:

Yesterday, Michael K pointed you in the direction of the news that Robert Downey Jr. had gotten a job in the latest Spider-Man reboot. Regardless of how you feel about superhero movies, I’m sure the #getmoneybitch in all of us can appreciate RDJ’s ability to work the Iron Man angle until his bank accounts burst at the seams. However, it sounds like his paycheck might be coming at the expense of 80s legend Michael Keaton, and that is simply something I cannot sanction.

Last week, a rumor was going around that Michael Keaton was in talks to play a villain in the next Spider-Man movie. But yesterday we found out that Michael Keaton isn’t going to be in it after all. Shortly after it was reported that RDJ would be making an appearance as Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Deadline reported that Michael Keaton has fallen out of “early talks.” Naturally, I assumed it was because Sony was worried that Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei would be too much hot for one movie (understandable). But a reporter from Variety claims that Michael is out to make way for RDJ’s paycheck.

Except a writer for The Hollywood Reporter seems to think there’s still a chance Michael Keaton in Spider-Man could happen. Well, I don’t know about that. According to me, Michael Keaton is worth at least $1.6 billion. Obviously those cheapskates in Hollywood don’t think he’s worth that much, but come on. The rest of us (me, and anyone else who still gets the hots for Keaton in Mr. Mom) know he’s worth at least double what his agent was asking for if it means seeing him in a sexy villain suit.

Maybe someone could talk to Robert Downey Jr. and ask him nicely if he’d be willing to take a pay-cut for Michael Keaton. RDJ, do you really need that second gold-plated helicopter, or whatever you were going to blow your next 8-figure paycheck on? Exactly. Help Ken from Toy Story 3 out.

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