Marvel Studios and Sony announced their collaboration for launching a new Spiderman franchise. The arrangement between the two studios is unique – Marvel pushes the creative leads while Sony decides to permit or reject it. In the new franchise, the popular actor Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker/Spiderman who has already been introduced in Captain America Civil War.
The studios finalized on the “Spiderman Homecoming” storyline and Vulture as the big villain. It’s almost confirmed that Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight) will be bringing Vulture alive onscreen. He will be wearing a suit which gives him the ability to fly at increased strength, built from the remains of Chitauri (a race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters) technology from the battle of New York. He will also employ the help of a man called Tinkerer who will actually make the advanced flight suit based on superior alien technology, in comics, he is known to be a person with a penchant to make spectacular mechanical devices. He will be played by Logan Marshall- Green (24 TV Series, The O.C.).
A major news broke two days ago which suggested that Michael Mando (Orphan Black, Better Caul Saul) has joined the cast of Spiderman Homecoming. The Better Caul Saul official twitter handle hinted that he may be playing Cletus Kasady, the violent criminal who becomes Carnage. The tweet said, “Michael Mando is spectacular at bringing carnage to life in Better Call Saul.”
Further, the additions to the cast include Donald Glover as Peter Parker’s friend, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. a.k.a Tony Stark as a mentor to Peter Parker. He may surprise him with cool gadgets such as a new upgraded suit with Spidey web wings and web-shooters that display classic Spiderman signal.
The movie is expected to hit theatres on July 7, 2017. The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car).