Boy, this new Spider-Man movie is becoming the biggest casting goldmine in Hollywood, eclipsing Justice League by leaps and bounds. Spider-Man: Homecoming, fresh on the heels of adding Donald Glover to the impressive list of names, has added two new cast members, according to reports—Deadline is reporting that Silicon Valley‘s Martin Starr has signed on, and Variety is sharing that Prometheus‘ Logan Marshall-Green (aka, not-Tom Hardy) has been added as the film’s villain, though neither speculates on which characters they’ll be.
But we will! Because we like speculating and are exceedingly good at it. There’s already a fair amount of talk about who will be playing whom in Homecoming, and Deadline even offhandedly mentions that the previously announced Michael Keaton would be playing the Vulture, even though that has yet to be confirmed (we asked and everything). So let’s, for a moment, assume that the Vulture isn’t a factor. Marshall-Green could be playing any number of villains. We’d hope this new version of the webslinger–the third iteration of the character in film since the year 2000–would avoid Norman Osborn/the Green Goblin for a third time as well, and even the Lizard would be a bit too soon. We personally hope—especially if they use the Vulture—that it might be a character like the Shocker, or Mysterio, or even Kraven the Hunter. We’d be way into one of those.
As for Starr, that’s a bit trickier. If he’s playing a villain, it could be the computer genius Alistair Smythe, or the Tinkerer, who has the silliest name ever. If he’s not a villain, it might be interesting to see him play someone like…wait a minute, there aren’t that many non-villain characters for a dude in Starr’s age range huh? I’m sort of at a loss with him. But, that doesn’t mean he won’t be playing someone very popular or well-known.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the long-awaited melding of Sony’s Spider-Man franchise with Marvel Studios. Jon Watts is directing the script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (so it’ll be funny, surely), and will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, and actors Michael Keaton, Tony Revolori, Zendaya, Michael Balbieri, Kenneth Choi, and Laura Harrier as unconfirmed characters.
Who do you think Martin Star and Logan Marshall-Green will play in the movie? Also, what the hay is with all these great actors?!?! Let us know in the comments below!
But, like, who’s Donald Glover playing in the movie?
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