Casting news for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been trickling in since the film was announced earlier this spring. The latest addition comes in the form of 14-year old Michael Barbieri, who understandably has a very small resume with just one full-length feature (Little Men) under his belt to date. However he will next be seen in The Dark Tower with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.
There is no word yet on what role Barbieri will be taking on, nor how large, but it does raise an eyebrow given how young he is. While Peter Parker will be a high schooler in this iteration, we don’t suspect he’ll be as young as 14 given he seemed just a tad older than that in Captain America: Civil War.
Other cast members that have been announced for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first Spider-Man solo film after the deal struck between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, include Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier. After the release of Civil War it was also announced that Robert Downey, Jr. would join the cast, which makes sense given Tony Stark is the one that “discovered” Parker in the first place. Additionally, there is the on-again/off-again casting of Michael Keaton as the villain. Word has it he’s back in talks to appear in the film, but that negotiation hasn’t been finalized yet.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker. Holland debuted as the web-slinger to rave reviews after his introduction in Captain America: Civil War last month. Considering he was sharing screen space with heavy-hitters like Downey, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and a handful of other Marvel veterans, he held his own extremely well. His performance was totally on point giving a perfect mixture of agility and sharpness meshed with youth and exuberance. Critics and audiences lauded him as one of the best parts of the very successful film.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters in the US July 7, 2017, and in the UK July 28, 2017.
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