Considering all the recent casting announcements for Spider-Man: Homecoming, you would thing that Marvel Studios’ first solo Spider-Man movie would be ever so slightly packed by now. Well, it clearly is, but that hasn’t prevented them from adding yet another name to its cast, with Tyne Daly being the latest addition.
While she’ll likely be unfamiliar to UK viewers, over the other side of the Atlantic she’s a lot more recognisable, arguably being best remembered for playing Mary Beth Lacey in detective drama Cagney & Lacey, with other standouts being Alice Henderson in Christy and Maxine Gray in Judging Amy.
While she has won six Emmys for her TV work (not to mention a Tony during her time on stage), her film appearances have been relatively few and far between, making her casting in Homecoming more of a leftfield decision. Like pretty much everyone else in the cast, there also isn’t any word on who she’s actually playing yet. We’re predicting a formidable authority figure of sorts: a strict teacher perhaps, or a dominant matriarchal figure? Either way, it marks another addition to what is already looking like one of the most diverse casts for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film we’ve seen to date. Long may it continue.
She joins confirmed cast members Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Michael Keaton (Vulture), Zendaya, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Hannibal Buress, Abraham Attah and Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Jon Watts is directing from a script penned by Jon Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein.
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