Abraham Attah
Beasts of No Nation star Abraham Attah has joined the cast of Spider-Man: HomecomingFrazer Harrison / Getty

Now that production on superhero movie Spider-Man: Homecoming has begun at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in the US, more and more names are being revealed when it comes to the cast. Over the last week, Donald Glover has been linked to the project while Prometheus' Logan Marshall-Green and Silicon Valley's Martin Starr have been confirmed. Now it's emerged that Abraham Attah, who impressed audiences in his first major motion picture, Beasts Of No Nation, last year has been recruited too.

Comedian Hannibal Buress, who was last seen in The Nice Guys, has also been added to the steadily growing roster, however, neither his nor Attah's role are yet known. Regardless however, the film will likely see them star directly opposite Tom Holland's gifted web-slinger, Peter Parker, in some capacity.

While Sony Pictures may be overseeing the film due to the studio still owning the rights to the titular character, Marvel Studios is producing and reportedly has complete creative control. When it makes it to cinemas, Homecoming will become the first standalone Spider-Man outing presented under the Marvel Cinematic Universe umbrella.

Hannibal Buress
Comedian Hannibal Buress will also be seen in the superhero movieDavid Buchan / Getty

Sony's Amy Pascal and Marvel's Kevin Feige are on board as producers. Not only will the film mark a new beginning for the web-slinger franchise but it will also be the fourth instalment when it comes to the MCU's Phase Three, following on from recently released Captain America: Civil War and upcoming titles Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming will also star Marisa Tomei as Peter Parker's Aunt May, The Grand Budapest Hotel's Tony Revolori as Manuel, Zendaya as Michelle, the female lead, Michael Keaton as villain Vulture and Robert Downey Jr as ... you guessed it ... Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein, the film is scheduled to reach US cinemas on 7 July 2017 and UK big screens on 28 July.

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