Thursday, 21 July 2016

Donald Glover joins Spider-Man: Homecoming

With Peter Parker returning to high school age in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and played by Tom Holland (The Impossible), director Jon Watts (Cop Car) and his team have been rounding up young actors to fill out his world in addition to some big names. News arrives via Deadline that Community veteran Donald Glover is set to join Spider-Man: Homecoming.

While there are currently no details as to Glover will be playing, we are certainly happy to see him part of the Spider-Man universe.

Spider-Man: Homecoming, scripted by John Francis Daley (Vacation) and Jonathan Goldstein (Horrible Bosses), is a joint project between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, and will find Peter dealing with events following Captain America: Civil War. He is back in Queens and must juggle the stresses and strains of high school and family life (alongside Marisa Tomei's Aunt May) and battling some bigger threats.

The film is skipping the usual origin story (as hinted at in his scene with Tony Stark in the latest Marvel film), and will instead focus on him really trying to master his abilities. He will have some help from Stark, as Robert Downey Jr. is on board to appear, and will face problems from a villain still shrouded in mystery (though expected to be the Vulture), played by Michael Keaton (Birdman).

Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Tony Revolori (Dope), Laura Harrier (The Last Five Years) and singer and actress Zendaya are also on board as Parker's high school friends.

Cop Car (2015) director Jon Watts recently started cranking the cameras, and the film is scheduled to swing into UK cinemas on 7 July next year. As for Glover, he was last seen in The Martian (2015) and is preparing for the launch of a TV series he created called Atlanta.

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