With production on Spider-Man: Homecoming entering its third day today, the cast keeps getting bigger and bigger. Abraham Attah, who made his breakthrough feature film debut with last year's Netflix drama Beasts of No Nation, has signed on for an unspecified role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. While no details were given regarding his character, the 15-year old actor will most likely play one of Peter Parker's classmates.
While this has by no means been confirmed, it's possible that the young actor could be playing Miles Morales. Donald Glover, who had actively campaigned for the role a few years ago, has also joined the cast, but his role has not been revealed at this time. It would make more sense for a 15-year-old like Abraham Attah to play Miles Morales, though, since he would match up more with 20-year-old Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Of course, we haven't gotten any confirmation that Miles Morales is even part of the story yet, so we'll have to wait and see.
Regardless of who he's playing, Abraham Attah joins a cast that also includes Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. returning as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Michael Keaton as the villain, rumored to be Vulture, Logan Marshall-Green is rumored to play another villain, The Tinkerer, and Laura Harrier and Michael Barbieri are in unknown roles. The cast is rounded out by Donald Glover and Kenneth Choi, but nothing is known about their characters thus far. Abraham Attah is said to currently be on the Atlanta set, so perhaps we'll get our first look at this character when the latest set photos surface.
There has been talk that Spider-Man: Homecoming will kick off a new trilogy that is set completely within Peter Parker's high school years. The story will reportedly follow Peter as he tries to balance his school work with fighting crime all over New York City. We don't know how large or small a role Tony Stark/Iron Man will have in this movie, but there has been speculation that other Marvel heroes could show up as well.
Jon Watts (Cop Car) directs from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation), with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal producing. Marvel and Sony have set a July 7, 2017 release date for Spider-Man: Homecoming, so stay tuned for more details as production continues. Abraham Attah is attached to star in Christian Loubek's upcoming movie Buffalo for Anonymous Content.