Back in June, comedian and actor Hannibal Buress signed on for an unspecified role in Marvel and Sony's highly-anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming, but, naturally, nothing was revealed about his character. Aside from a few characters like Tom Holland playing Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, most of the rest of the characters haven't been confirmed, until now. During a radio interview, Hannibal Buress revealed exactly who he's playing, which may validate earlier rumors about other characters.
During a Comic-Con interview, director Jon Watts revealed that Tony Revolori is playing Flash, most likely Flash Thompson from the comics, with Zendaya playing Michelle, Jacob Batalon playing Ned and Laura Harrier portraying Liz, who most fans believe are Michelle Gonzales, Ned Leeds and Liz Allan from the comics, respectively. A few weeks ago, a document leaked that is believed to be the full cast list featuring every actor and the character they play, which lists Hannibal Buress as Coach Wilson. During a new interview with the radio program Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM, which debuted on YouTube yesterday, Hannibal Buress confirmed his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which may authenticate the leaked cast list. Here's what he had to say about his roles in both Spider-Man: Homecoming and the upcoming Baywatch movie.
"Small roles in big movies, that should be my thing. Baywatch and the Spider-Man movie, coming out next year. In Baywatch, I'm the friend of the dude who's trying to be in Baywatch. In Spider-Man: Homecoming], I play a gym teacher. I play one of the dumbass characters that don't realize he's Spider-Man, he's Peter Parker. 'Oh man, this guy's really athletic!'"
The cast list also revealed that Angourie Rice is playing Betty Brant, who has been rumored to be Peter Parker's love interest along with Bokeem Woodbine playing the villainous Shocker. There had previously been rumors that Zendaya's "Michelle" character was actually Mary-Jane Watson, but this cast list reveals she is Michelle, although her last name isn't given. Other characters revealed on the cast list include Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington and Kenneth Choi as Principal Morita, who some believe is a descendant of the actor's character Jim Morita, one of the Howling Commandos who served under Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger.
The cast also includes Michael Keaton, who is reportedly playing the main villain Vulture, Donald Glover, Michael Barbieri, Abraham Attah, Logan Marshall-Green, Tyne Daly, Michael Mando, Garcelle Beauvais, J.J. Totah, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Isabella Amara. Jon Watts is directing from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. Take a look at Hannibal Buress' video interview below, and skip to the 31:40 mark for the Spider-Man: Homecoming talk.