Michael Keaton has shown interest in a role as the villain of Tim Burton's Dumbo remake.
Keaton and Burton haven't collaborated on a project since Batman Forever - not for lack of trying: the two have been trying to work something out, including trying to find an opportunity to collaborate on a Beetlejuice sequel - but that could soon change now that Keaton is in talks for a Dumbo role. Burton has been hard at work casting for the Disney remake, with Eva Green and Danny DeVito already on board and Colin Farrell in talks to co-star.
Should Keaton score the role, he will be playing Vandemere, the owner of a large big-top circus looking to exploit the tiny elephant for his own gains. DeVito will be playing the much more kindly owner of the smaller circus that homes Dumbo and his mother, while Green will be playing a French trapeze artist. Ehren Krueger has been in charge of script duties, and Burton will likely begin shooting this year.
This would add another villainous role to Keaton's recent catalogue following his role as antagonist Adrian Toomes (The Vulture) in this year's Spiderman: Homecoming, which will be released on 7 July.