Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed that he will reprise his character as “Tony Stark” a.k.a. “Iron Man” in the upcoming Sony Pictures’ “Spiderman: Homecoming.”
Robert, as he is fondly called by his co-stars, will join Tom Holland, who will play the character of “Peter Parker” and the web-slinging hero. Holland made his debut as “Spiderman” in the “Captain America: Civil War” film and as reported by Borys Kit the duo will continue the storyline thread from there.
Aside from Robert also said to cast up for the “Homecoming” film flick are Marisa Tomei will play “Aunt May,” while Zendaya will take one of the female lead roles. Tony Revolori, who starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and Laura Harrier, who appeared in the soap opera “One Life to Live.”
It is not clear of whether Michael Keaton will also be in the film playing the villain role of either “Norman Osborne” or “Vulture.”
Spider-Man has previously been licensed exclusively by Sony, but Entertainment Weekly reports that a sharing arrangement last year allowed Marvel Studios to feature the rebooted character as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that the deal is a two-way street.
“He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth,” said Feige, who is producing the film with former Sony studio chief Amy Pascal.
The new Spiderman is scheduled to release on July 7, 2017, and the film production will start by June of this year. Robert’s appearance in the film makes the Iron Man-Spiderman relationship close as depicted in the Marvel comics, not only in the big screens for money and ticket sale purposes.
Robert’s appearance in the film is still uncertain if it will be on an installment basis as comic film flick seem to go back and forth and characters and stars might need another round of negotiations if that would happen.
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