In the new franchise, the popular actor Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker/Spiderman. It is based on “Spiderman Homecoming” storyline, the comic was launched in the 1990’s and the idea was to re-invent Spiderman character in comics which totally aligns with the present vision of Sony Pictures. The title is apt as it’s a coming-of-age High-school drama and he is actually coming back to his home – MCU. Also, the previous two incarnations Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield couldn’t deliver big at the global box-office. He has already been introduced into the Marvel cinematic universe and the upcoming movie is set in the world post-Captain America Civil War.
Michael Keaton has been roped in to play the classic Spiderman villain – Vulture. wearing a suit which gives him the ability to fly at increased strength, built from the remains of Chitauri (a race of extraterrestrial shape-shifters) technology from the battle of New York. He will also employ the help of a villain called “The Tinkerer” to make the suit, in comics, he is known to be a man with a penchant to make spectacular mechanical devices. He will be played by Michael Chernus (Orange is the new Black, Manhattan). It’s a mystery whether he will have a minor role or an extended cameo. Will he be working for Norman Osborn?
There was a rumor floating that Shocker is also one of the villains, he is a clever, manipulative, street-smart genius who seem easy to beat on the surface but is a formidable adversary. At San Diego Comic-Con, the studio accidently leaked the three villains which basically confirmed the fan theory– Vulture, Tinkerer, and Shocker (both are part of Spiderman Rogues gallery). Also, there is a possibility of Hobgoblin as the trailer featured Peter Parker’s friend whose name is Ned Leeds. They may go in for “ENFORCERS”, a big villain team-up of goons hired by super-criminals like Norman Osborn.
The movie is expected to hit theatres on July 6, 2017.