A lot of hearsay has been going around concerning who will be joining Spider-Man star Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. This particular reboot is unique in the fact that it will be merging with the Marvel Cinematic Universe… and also because this is the youngest version of Spidey we’ve seen to date. After we catch him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, the next place we’re likely to spot him are the halls of his high school. Now the question is, who will be joining him?Two students are said to have been cast, but the details aren’t clear as of yet. Laura Harrier (One Life to Live) has joined on, as revealed by The Wrap, and Deadline shared that Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) has as well. The only backstory for Harrier’s role is that it will be “significant”, while Revolori’s role has been the subject of two rivaling rumors. Deadline claims Revolori will be playing Holland’s nemesis, while The Wrap seems to think the role will actually be that of Holland’s friend, Manuel.
Disney Channel star Zendaya (Shake It Up, KC Undercover) has already secured her spot in the school as a classmate named Michelle, and Marisa Tomei will be portraying Aunt May. As Robert Downey Jr. said on Jimmy Kimmel Live, it’s possible for Iron Man to make an appearance in the film as well; being as no one in the MCU is really off-limits now. Michael Keaton has also been rumored to perhaps be playing the villain.
Production for the film is expected to start this summer. Jon Watts (Cop Car) will direct, with a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation reboot). This portion of Spidey’s life is said to be influenced by John Hughes films, so you can be sure that high school/adolescent angst theme will read loud and clear.
Spidey being so young this time around has been generating quite a buzz, but both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguires‘ first appearances as our friendly neighborhood web-slinger were around high school age as well. Granted they were seniors, but high school only spans four years. Can Holland really read as that much younger?
We’ll find out when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017!