Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel confirmed to co-star a major Marvel character
Another major Marvel hero will star in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The movie is Tom Holland's first standalone film in the role after he made his debut in Captain America: Civil War and the first standalone Spider-Man since the character returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Starring alongside Holland are Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Angourie Rice, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jnr, who brings Iron Man into the movie.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Downey Jnr will not be back for the sequel, but another top-line star will join Holland instead.
In this new movie, we find Peter Parker trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man. His biggest challenge comes from Keaton's Vulture, the movie's key villain.
Tom Holland takes over in the role from Andrew Garfield, who played Spider-Man twice, in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Garfield took over the role from Tobey Maguire, who held the roles for three films between 2002 and 2007. Both of those actors were in their late 20s when they took the role, but with Holland, who only turned 20 in last summer, producers have opted for a much younger hero.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released into UK cinemas on July 7th.