Michael Barbieri has joined Spider-Man Homecoming in a mystery role
The cast of director Jon Watt’s Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to expand today as Deadline confirms Heroic Hollywood‘s report that 14-year-old Michael Barbieri has been cast in a mystery role. Michael Barbieri, who also recently joined the cast of Sony Pictures‘ massive Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, is best known for his feature film debut, Ira Sach‘s Little Men. The drama made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is set to hit theaters August 5.
Michael Barbieri joins a Spider-Man: Homecoming cast that currently includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Michael Keaton as a mystery villain (believed to be the Vulture) and Zendaya as a character by the name of Michelle. There’s also mystery roles for Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori.
“It really is a homecoming,” Tom Holland told the CinemaCon crowd during the film’s title announcement earlier this year, “because, throughout the movie, Peter is trying to find out who he is and where he belongs in this world.”
Scripted by Vacation writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Spider-Man Homecoming will, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, feature characters from throughout the MCU. Among those rumored to appear is the Tinkerer, a Spider-Man foe who originally appeared alongside the Vulture all the way back in 1963’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” #2. At the moment, no actor has officially been cast in the part, however.
Look for it to hit regular theaters and IMAX on July 7, 2017.
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