Two more actors are joining the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus, The Invitation) has joined the cast of director Jon Watt’s Spider-Man: Homecoming as a secondary villain (alongside Michael Keaton’s big bad), while Deadline reports that “Silicon Valley” actor Martin Starr will also join the ensemble.
This will mark something of a double homecoming for Starr, who previously had a brief cameo as a computer nerd in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, and also worked with Homecoming screenwriter John Francis Daley on the landmark show “Freaks & Geeks.” Meanwhile, this will mark a return to blockbusters for Green, who has mostly been working in indie films since Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel in 2012.
The two thesps join 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), Kenneth Choi as Peter’s high school Principal and Zendaya as a character by the name of Michelle. There’s also mystery roles for Donald Glover, Michael Barbieri, 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 Spider-Man: Homecoming to hit regular theaters and IMAX on July 7, 2017.
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