Having announced only yesterday that Beasts Of No Nation standout Abraham Attah and comedian Hannibal Buress are joining lead Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony Pictures has revealed yet another actor who will appear in the eagerly-anticipated superhero film: Michael Mando.
The Canadian actor will star alongside existing cast members Marisa Tomei, who will play web-slinging Peter Parker's Aunt May, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark aka Iron Man and Michael Keaton, who will be bringing villain Vulture to life. Other names that have been linked to the project in the past few days include Silicon Valley's Martin Starr and Prometheus actor Logan Marshall-Green.
Like many of the other recent additions to the cast, Mando's role is currently unknown. Directed by Jon Watts, the film began shooting this week in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled to be released in the US on 7 July 2017 and the UK on 28 July.
While Sony 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, after he was introduced in Captain America: Civil War in April.
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 and will be followed by upcoming titles Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
Best known for his recurring roles in television drama series Better Call Saul and Orphan Black, Mando also lent his voice to Vaas Montenegro, one of the main antagonists in the video game Far Cry 3. In terms of the big screen, he has previously starred in movies such The Colony and The Good Lie.
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