We haven’t seen “Captain America: Civil War” yet but the chemistry between Tony Stark/Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) must’ve been so good that Marvel decided to sign Robert Downey Jr. up for the Spider-Man reboot!
As reported by THR, Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to join the cast of “Spider-Man: Homecoming“, Marvel and Sony’s reboot of the web-crawling superhero. Thought the size of his role has not been revealed as of yet.
“Captain America: Civil War” will already establish a key relationship between Iron Man and Spider-Man so “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will continue that thread. This also means that Marvel will continue to keep Spider-Man close ever since the web-slinger was finally allowed to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.
Since the 1990s, Sony has controlled and owned Spider-Man. It was only recently that Sony and Marvel Studios came to an agreement that would allow Marvel to handle the character. Which is not a bad move at all, considering the poor reception of Spider-Man flicks (despite relatively strong box office) while Sony still held all the rights to it.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” has been casting up ahead of its June start of production. Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May, while Zendaya is one of the female leads. 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 boarding the production, which is being produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is slated to be released on 7th July 2017.