Now that the title of Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot has been revealed as Homecoming, the cast is starting to heat up. Just this past week we heard that Michael Keaton is in talks to play the main villain. Now, two young actors have joined this comic book adventure. And they help fill out Peter Parker's high school class alongside Tom Holland and pop sensation Zendaya.
First up is One Life to Live star Laura Harrier, who takes on a key role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Her character isn't revealed, but The Wrap hints that she'll be involved in Peter Parker's high school life on some level. There is no further information regarding her casting.
Also joining the team is Tony Revolori, who had a break out role in Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel. He also co-starred in the high school comedy Dope. Revolori will be playing schoolyard enemy to Peter Parker, and he is named Manuel. But he's not a villain, just an advisory much like Flash Thompson in the comics. Manuel doesn't appear to be from the Marvel comic book upon which this title is based, and sounds like a character created specifically for the movie. No further details about his character have been released. It is known that the producers behind Homecoming want a more ethnically diverse cast to make up Peter's New York classmates.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, the man behind last summer's indie sensation Cop Car. Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker alongside Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, both of whom are first introduced in this May's Captain America: Civil War. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the duo who wrote and directed last summer's Vacation reboot/sequel, are penning the script.
This latest reboot of the popular Marvel superhero will follow Peter Parker during his high school years, and is likened to a John Hughes movie. Marvel's Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing. No specific plot details have leaked as of yet. It is rumored that the movie will feature both the villain Kraven the Hunter and The Vulture. It has not been revealed which villain Michael Keaton is in talks for. The movie arrives in theaters next summer.
Laura Harrier is best known for playing Destiny Evans on the long running soap One Life to Live. She last appeared on the big screen in the musical The Last 5 Years opposite Anna Kendrick. She also appears in the indie comedy 4th Man Out. She recently filmed Steve McQueen's HBO pilot Codes of Conduct.