Donald Glover Joins The Cast Of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
Homecoming is Sony’s reboot of its Spider-Man franchise, which it has partnered with Marvel to produce, and the movie is due to begin production later in June.
Tom Holland is starring as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in a story that takes the character back to his high-school roots.
The movie has been quietly casting up and the roll call includes Michael Keaton as a villain, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Zendaya as the female lead.
Also in the cast are Tony Revolori, who starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Laura Harrier, who appeared in the soap opera One Life to Live, are also on board. Robert Downey Jr. will appear as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Details of Glover’s character are being kept secret.
he casting is a closing of a circle of sorts for Glover. When Sony was rebooting Spider-Man for what became 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, a vocal grassroots fan campaign emerged for him to star in it, with Glover even embracing the movement. The part went to Andrew Garfield although Glover was able to partly fulfill his dream by voicing mixed race Spider-Man Miles Morales in Disney XD’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.
We’ll be watching to see what character Gambino will be playing in the new flick….