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Michael Keaton's Next Villainous Turn May Be In Dumbo

Michael Keaton's Next Villainous Turn May Be In Dumbo

Colin Farrell is now in talks to star alongside Eva Green and Danny DeVito.

The two talents have not worked together since leaving the "Batman" franchise following "Batman Returns", but have been looking for a film to team up on for quite some time, including a possible "Beetlejuice" sequel.

Michael Keaton will be suiting up as the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming this July, but rumors are swirling around that Keaton is in talks to play another villain in a Disney movie that also involves flying.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Birdman actor is now in negotiations to play the film's villain, a circus owner who exploits elephants. Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride) is directing the film, and if Keaton joins, this would be their first film together since 1992's Batman Returns.

Variety reports that Keaton is in negotiations to play the "villain" in Dumbo. Devito plays the original owner from who Keaton's villain acquires the circus, while Green plays a French trapeze artist named Colette.

The plot of the film will revolve both around the baby elephant with enormous ears, as well as some children that befriend him. Colin Farrell is also in talks to join the film. Burton directed the film and Keaton starred as the superhero himself. The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast have just been added to the list very recently.