‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Casts ‘Silicon Valley’ Star Martin Starr

By June 17, 2016

Alright, it’s official: I’m in love with the Spider-Man: Homecoming cast.

After getting several big names for the new standalone movie from Marvel and Sony, including Michael Keaton as the movie’s lead villain, and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, it seems like the cast has just gotten better and better over the past few months. Populating the film with a large array of diverse, talented young actors around the same age of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker as well, it’s quickly become one of the most interesting ensembles of any of the Marvel movies yet.

Following the casting of Logan Marshall-Green as the movie’s second villain and Donald Glover in a currently unknown role earlier this week as well, Deadline is reporting that Silicon Valley star, Martin Starr, has been added to the Homecoming cast now as well.

No official details regarding his role in the movie were revealed unfortunately, though I imagine we’ll learn at least a little bit more about Homecoming and it’s characters at San Diego Comic-Con this year. We hope, at least.

With a number of both Marvel and Sony characters at their disposal now, Starr could literally be playing anyone as of right now, whether it be someone well known from the comics, or an entirely original character altogether. He can currently be seen in HBO’s Silicon Valley every week, which is currently in its third season, and should help to bring an experienced comedic edge to the movie as well. At this point though, as the studio continues to assemble more casts like this for each of their movies, I’ll trust whatever Marvel decides to do with the actors they have signed on. They have yet to disappoint me.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theatres on July 7th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable