Thursday, 21 July 2016

Logan Marshall-Green and Martin Starr set for Spider-Man: Homecoming

The casting process for Spider-Man: Homecoming continues at full pelt as director Jon Watts kicks off production on the latest incarnation of the friendly neighbourhood web slinger.  Now news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) and Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) are the latest to join.

Much of the plot for the new movie remains a mystery, though The Hollywood Reporter's story on Marshall-Green's casting points to him as a secondary villain causing trouble for Tom Holland's (The Impossible) Peter Parker. As for Starr, Deadline's report doesn't specify who he will play, but we can ceratinly see him bringing some caustic wit to Peter's world.

With Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal overseeing the film for Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures and under their pact to share the character, Spider-Man: Homecoming finds 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 Michael Keaton's (Birdman) Vulture.

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.

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