Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts has just added another name to the cast of his upcoming franchise reboot, with Variety reporting that 14-year-old Michael Barbieri is joining the film in a mystery role. Best know for his performance in Little Men, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Barbieri also recently joined the cast of Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, as a character named Timmy.
Barbieri isn’t the first performer to join Spider-Man: Homecoming in an unspecified role – Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier and Disney star Zendaya are also part of the film’s cast, with details on their characters remaining under wraps. Even Michael Keaton’s villain role is a mystery – although most signs point toward him portraying Adrian Toomes, better known to comic book readers as The Vulture.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, and although Sony will retain the film rights to the character, the movie will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its official continuity.
Tom Holland will reprise his Captain America: Civil War role as Peter Parker, the teenage genius who moonlights as a superhero on the streets of Queens, New York, with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark expected to play a significant role in the film as well – perhaps he’ll continue to be smitten by Peter’s “unusually good-looking” Aunt May (Marisa Tomei)?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is expected to begin production in the coming weeks, and a release date is slated for July 7, 2017.
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