Following on from all the recent casting additions to Spider-Man: Homecoming, the wall-crawler’s first solo venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, another recognisable face (especially to those on the other side of the Atlantic) has been confirmed by Variety to be joining in the form of none other than Hannibal Buress.
Having made his name as a stand-up comedian, Buress has since entered the world of film, starring in Bad Neighbours 2 and adding his voice to animations The Angry Birds Movie and The Secret Life Of Pets, as well as landing a role in the upcoming big-screen remake of Baywatch. But with Homecoming, he’ll be entering a whole new ball game already. There’s currently no word yet regarding who he’ll be playing, but we’re sure it’ll give his comedic chops a healthy chance to stretch – it would be strange to waste his considerable credentials, after all.
Also attached is Abraham Attah, who was most recently seen putting in an excellent performance as a child soldier in Cary Fukunaga’s chilling Beasts Of No Nation. Again, there’s no word on who he will be playing, but it’s nice to see him break out onto the big screen. Beasts Of Nation was one of the best movies of 2015 (despite being spurned during awards season), and Attah deserves the chance to break out.
Buress joins a cast that already includes Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Michael Barbieri and Robert Downey Jr. Jon Watts will be directing from a script penned by Jon Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein.
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