Michael Keaton in Talks to Join Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'
Apr 19 2017
While that doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon, the pair may still reunite in the near future as Keaton is talks to play the villain in Disney's live action reboot Dumbo. with Burton at the helm.
The film would mark a reunion with Tim Burton - their first project together since 1992's "Batman Returns". Devito plays the original owner from who Keaton's villain acquires the circus, while Green plays a French trapeze artist named Colette.
While Disney has not yet set a release date, it is listed as now in pre-production.
The film already has a number of cast members, including Eva Green (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, Penny Dreadful), Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Danny DeVito (Cheers, It's Always Sunny InPhiladelphia). Unwilling to be subjected to the psychological damage, Dumbo discovers his true potential with the help of Timothy Q Mouse. If the actor signs on, he would play the new owner of the circus, which he acquired from DeVito's character in order to exploit the lovable elephant and his mother.
The Wrap is now reporting that Keaton is also in talks to join the live-action remake as the villain. Before starring in The Founder as Ray Kroc, the salesman who turned McDoanld's into the company it is today, Keaton had a supporting role in the Best Picture-winner Spotlight and was even nominated for his performance as Riggan in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). In a few months time, he will be seen on the big screen as Adrian Toomes aka Vulture in upcoming superhero movie Spider-Man: Homecoming; a character who is set to go up against the titular web-slinger. There is also the possibility of a sequel for the 1988 film Beetlejuice.