Word from Hollywood Reporter is that Tony Stark will appear in the now thrice rebooted Spider-Man franchise. Carrying over from Robert Downey Jr’s role in Captain America: Civil War, his role in the webhead’s next adventure stands as a sign that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting more in the habit of crossing over key characters into their latest wave of films. Previously, Downey Jr. teased the possibility of an appearance in the film. Not long after, Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed the possibility of other characters crossing over into future films.
“It really is a homecoming,” says Tom Holland, our latest leading man to dawn the mantle, “because, throughout the movie, Peter is trying to find out who he is and where he belongs in this world.”
Also starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming; Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as a character by the name of Michelle, with Laura Harrier (One Life to Live) and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) set to play two of Peter’s other friends. Michael Keaton is reportedly in talks to play the film’s villain (or, at least, one of the film’s villains).
Homecoming is scripted by Vacation writers/directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and will be helmed by Jon Watts in direction duties. Production is set to begin on the film this summer in Atlanta with the film swinging into theaters and IMAX on July 7, 2017.
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