Thus far, the list of cast members for Spider-Man: Homecoming consists mainly of relatively young actors – unsurprisingly, considering that it’ll likely take place predominantly in high school. Now, however, it seems that the average age demographic is being elevated a bit, with a couple more solid casting additions being made in the form of Martin Starr and Logan Marshall-Green.
Both actors have been quietly ticking over for a while now, making eye-catching turns in relatively lower-budget productions having initially starred earlier on in their careers. Marshall-Green is a particular example of this, taking on a prominent role in Season 2 of The OC and starring alongside Noomi Rapace in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Since then he’s impressed in most things he’s starred in, most notably James Franco’s As I Lay Dying and Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, and hopefully he’ll do the same in Homecoming.
Also announced is Martin Starr. Formerly a Judd Apatow regular via the likes of Freaks & Geeks, Knocked Up and Superbad, he has since successfully mixed things up, with memorable performances coming in heartwarming teen comedy Adventureland, agreeable horrors Intruders and Dead Snow 2, and his recurring role as Bertram Gilfoyle in Silicon Valley. There’s no news on who either of the two will be playing (although The Hollywood Reporter says that Marshall-Green will be playing a secondary adversary to the Vulture), but regardless, they’re both impressive additions.
They join a cast that already includes Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Michael Barbieri, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier and Robert Downey Jr. Jon Watt is directing from a script penned by Jon Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein.
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