It’s all systems go on Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Sony/Marvel Studios co-production and first Spider-Man solo film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First we got confirmation of its name, followed by news that Michael Keaton was apparently being pursued for a villain role. Now, two more names have been added to the cast of the new movie: Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori.
First up, Harrier’s role is unspecified at present, although sources at The Wrap call it “significant”, which intrigues us greatly. Could she be playing any of the women in Spidey’s life – maybe someone we haven’t seen yet like Felicia Hardy. There’s no real way to tell at present, but that won’t stop us spreading rumours. Previously best known for playing Destiny Evans in long-running American soap One Life To Live (nope, us neither), her star looks destined to rise on this side of the Atlantic considerably.
More recognisable to UK readers is Tony Revolori, who memorably took the lead role in Wes Anderson’s excellent The Grand Budapest Hotel alongside Ralph Fiennes and Saoirse Ronan, and has also popped up in LA-based drama Dope and Chloe Grace Moretz-starring YA sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave. Here, he will play Manuel (or at least someone going under the moniker of Manuel before his actual name is revealed), who is described as a friend of Peter’s. Again, this doesn’t shed a huge amount of light on who he could be playing (in the comics Pete’s only real friends seem to be Harry Osborn and Flash Thompson, and the latter only after bullying him for ages), but we’ll keep an eye out.
Harrier and Revolori join a cast that already includes Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei and Zendaya. Jon Watts is directing from a script by Jon Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal producing.
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