LOS ANGELES: Actor Donald Glover is in talks to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Tom Holland is starring as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in a story that takes the character back to his high-school roots.
Homecoming is Sony’s reboot of its Spider-Man franchise, which it has partnered with Marvel to produce, and the movie is due to begin production later this month.
The project has been quietly casting up and the roll call includes Michael Keaton as a villain, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as the female lead.
Also on board are Tony Revolori, who starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Laura Harrier, who appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live. Robert Downey Jr will appear as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Details of Glover’s character are being kept secret.
Amy Pascal and Marvel’s Kevin Feige are producing the project that has Jon Watts in the director’s chair.