John Leguizamo claimed he was “used as a pawn” to get Michael Keaton sunk in Spider Man: Reunion.
The actor was cast as Keaton’s Vulture in the Sony-Marvel production when Keaton’s deal to be in the film hit a wall.
However, Leguizamo claimed he was used as a “pawn” to lure Keaton out.
“I was supposed to be the vulture,” the actor said in a new interview.
“We had negotiated and I was about to play him, and they said Michael Keaton wanted him back and they asked me if I would give up,” he said. comics.
“I said, ‘Well, OK, I guess.’ That’s what happened there.
Leguizamo said he was then offered “something tiny” as a consolation, but rejected it.
THE Ice Age actor, who was most recently seen in The menuthen doubled down on his interview claims on instagram.
“It’s true,” he said, adding, “I was used as a pawn to shut down Keaton but I should have said ‘no’ because we agreed! And I had a leg to chase but I’m not litigious.
The Independent has contacted Sony for comment.
Keaton can currently be seen in the new trailer forthe flashwhat was released during the Super Bowl Sunday (February 12).
In the trailer, he reprises his role as Batmanthe role he originally played in Tim Burton Batman (1989) and Return of Batman (1992).
Keaton appears in the footage alongside Ben Affleck’s version of the character and, if eagle-eyed sleuths are to be believed, Christian Bale’s Dark Knight character, too. The film is released on June 16.
Keaton also reprized the role of Vulture, real name Adrian Toomes, in the critically acclaimed film. Morbiuswith Jared Leto.
The Latin actor Leguizamo recently criticized the casting of American stars Chris Pratt and Charlie Day in the next anime Super Mario Bros. movie.
Leguizamo, who played Luigi in a 1993 live-action movie based on the video game, described the move as “backwards.”