Spider-Man is all set to make his debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with next month’s “Captain America: Civil War” that is scheduled to release on May 6 in North America. Spidey will be seen teaming up with Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in the movie.
However, it seems that this won’t be the duo’s last team-up as Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed that he will be appearing in the web slinger’s solo movie titled “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Downey has signed a deal to join Marvel and Sony’s reboot that will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. According to the website, “Civil War” will establish a significant relationship between Iron Man and Spider-Man that will be further explored in “Homecoming.”
With Downey involved in the reboot, it is expected that Marvel will have much closer ties with the movie as unlike “Iron Man” and other MCU films, “Homecoming” is not produced solely by Marvel but is a joint venture by both Sony and Marvel Studios.
According to Comic Book, the deal means that Marvel is very serious regarding the future of Spider-Man in MCU as Downey was not under any contract to appear in the movie. Hence, Marvel had to “negotiate a hefty deal to ultimately make it happen.”
Besides Holland and Downey, other cast members include Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Zendaya who will be playing one of the female leads in the movie. Ralph Fiennes of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” fame and Laura Harrier (“Life to Live”) have also joined the reboot that is being produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.
THR has stated that even though Downey has been confirmed for “Homecoming,” it is not yet revealed whether he will appear in other Spider-Man sequels or not. Sony has announced that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will release on July 7, 2017.