In the new Spiderman franchise (Marvel-Sony JV), 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. 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 is playing the classic Spiderman villain – Vulture. 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 extra-terrestrial shape-shifters) technology from the battle of New York. He will 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).
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). A few weeks ago, the teaser trailer for the movie featured Peter Parker’s friend whose name is Ned Leeds who will become Hobgoblin in the future, Liz Allan who gets married to Harry Osborne in the future, Bokeem Woodbine will become Shocker and Michelle Gonzales is touted to become Mary Jane. The biggest one is Cindy Moon who will become Silk in the future. There is also a possibility for “ENFORCERS”, a big villain team-up of goons hired by super-criminals like Norman Osborn.
The movie- Spiderman Homecoming is expected to hit theatres on July 6, 2017.