Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Variety got the news and it was followed quickly by an official statement confirming that yes indeed Michael Keaton was going to be running OmniCorp, the CEO seat having been recently vacated by Hugh Laurie.
I'm seeing a lot of people reporting that he's the villain now, but from what I understand from people who have read the script OmniCorp's CEO isn't an angel, but isn't the big baddie, either... and he's apparently also not a huge part of the story.
Even so, it's always reason to celebrate when Michael Keaton nabs a high-profile gig. He's one of those "he should be in more stuff" actors and even though the script is supposedly not... great... I could see him getting a chance to chew some scenery and hopefully this means more Keaton on the big screen.