The news for Spider-Man: Homecoming is coming rapid-fire after its confirmation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, with not just the title being confirmed but the cast getting rounded out a bit more.
First up is model/actress Laura Harrier, best known for roles on the long-running soap opera One Life To Live and the Anna Kendrick Starrer The Last 5 Years. The Wrap reports Harrier has landed a “significant role” in the film.
Next is the break-out from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, and more recently Dope, Tony Revolori. In a role Deadline has described as Peter Parker’s nemesis in high school, but not to be considered a main villain, it kind of sounds a lot like long-time comic bully/friend Flash Thompson by that description. The Wrap is claiming differently and listing his character as Manuel, a school chum of Peter’s.
These young new-comers join Zendaya as Michelle, a role we don’t know much about at this point. Seemingly, Sony and Marvel have decided to cast Spider-Man: Homecoming in a way that mirror the diversity we see in our modern, real world and it’s a welcome change of pace.
Fingers crossed that Michael Keaton ends up joining the film as the big bad, because the veteran actor would certainly bring a pedigree to such an exciting, fresh-faced cast.
You can see Tom Holland debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War on May 6th.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will arrive in theaters on July 7th, 2017. Cop Car director Jon Watts will direct from a script by screenwriters John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein. Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei will reprise their roles as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Aunt May respectively from Civil War with Zendaya playing a character named “Michelle.”