Question: what do you do when it feels like you’ve cast pretty much every actor in Hollywood?
Answer: start adding people who don’t act as their full-time job.
This seems to be what Spider-Man: Homecoming is doing, having recently cast UFC fighter Tyron Woodley and comedian Martha Kelly in what will will be Spider-Man’s first solo foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Woodley revealed the news while on TV show The MMA Hour, saying “I don’t know if I can even say this, but I’m working on a Marvel movie on Thursday in Atlanta” (which through process of elimination can only be Homecoming), while the news of Kelly’s involvement was broken on Deadline.
We’re going to avoid hedging our bets and guess that Woodley’s involvement will be as a villain of sorts (assuming that he’s been hired for his martial arts credentials), while Kelly’s will be as some sort of comedic relief. Just call us Sherlock.
While neither are that well known on this side of the Atlantic, they represent further additions to what is fast becoming one of the most eclectic casts of any superhero movie to date. If nothing else, we’re intrigued to see how it all comes together.
They join a cast that already includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Michael Keaton as the Vulture, Zendaya as Michelle, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Jacob Batalon as Ned and Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man, as well as Martin Starr, Angourie Rice, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Abraham Attah and many more.
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