SDCC 2016: Main villain and lead actors officially confirmed for Spider-Man: Homecoming

While most of the cast was confirmed in rumours and insider scoops already, Marvel set the record straight regarding the lead cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming during today’s Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Frustratingly, most of the actors’ character identities still haven’t been revealed, though Marvel was at least kind enough to unmask the movie’s main antagonist. As rumoured, Michael Keaton, who is now officially signed for the role, will portray Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming next year! Yes, as many pundits pointed out, this is no doubt an in-joke by Sony and Marvel, referencing Keaton’s Oscar-winning stint as the title character in Birdman.

Marvel also confirmed that Logan Marshall-Green will indeed play a secondary villain to boot, one that is rumoured to be another recognizable foe of Spidey, The Tinkerer. Obviously, Tom Holland will portray the titular Webhead once again, alongside Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May, two characters that were debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe within this past May’s Captain America: Civil War, and Robert Downey Jr. will also appear in the movie as Tony Stark/Iron Man. The rest of the movie’s lead cast is officially confirmed as: Kenneth Choi, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, Jacob Batalon, Tyne Daly, and Bokeem Woodbine.

Marvel is still keeping most of Spider-Man: Homecoming a tight secret, possibly due to the need to keep Sony Pictures in the loop with any announcement, though we at least got a very neat first look at Holland’s Spider-Man battling against Keaton’s Vulture, via some concept art. You can check that out below:

SM - Concept Art

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres on July 7th, 2017.

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