UPDATED: Robert Downey Jr. Is Officially on Board for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 2:03PM
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Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 2:03PM
UPDATED: Robert Downey Jr. Is Officially on Board for Spider-Man: Homecoming
We already knew that Spidey was Team Iron Man, but it looks like the love fest goes both ways, as Tony Stark has just gotten on board to appear in the upcoming solo film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Tom Holland's Peter Parker will make his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War, and according to early buzz, Peter idolizes Tony and is recruited by Iron Man himself to join Civil War after making his mark with vigilante exploits. And it seems that the two heroes' special relationship will continue after Civil War (which also, incidentally, means that Iron Man isn't killed off), as Robert Downey Jr. is part of the cast for Homecoming.

According to Variety, the decision came after Marvel and Sony execs saw the "great chemistry" between Downey and Holland in Civil War, which made them realize they "had to work hard to get these two back together" in Spider-Man's solo film. This is great news, both for Civil War and the future of the MCU in general, and also heralds great things for the solo movie. Holland has been praised for his performance in Civil War more than any other actor, and it seems that he will make a seamless transition into the Avengers team.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be directed by Jon Watts, and will also star Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, and Zendaya. The film is slated to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.

UPDATE - 04/21/16 02:44 pm

Deadline reports that early talks with Michael Keaton, who was going to play a villain, have fallen through. Unfortunate, but not enough to dampen our excitement about more RDJ!
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