Robert Downey Jr. Joins the Spider-Man Homecoming Cast

Virtually since the announcement of Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man deal to bring the character into the MCU, rumors were swirling that Iron Man would feature in some way in the wall-crawler’s movie reboot.  Not only would it tie-in to the comics and how Spider-Man came to be on the Avengers’ radar, it would also be a great way to show how connected the franchises are going to be.  

If you’ve been paying attention recently, since the world premiere of Captain America: Civil War (where the new Spidey makes his debut), there’s been a lot of talk about RDJ playing Tony Stark in Homecoming (which was formally announced as the title last week).  Today, THR is reporting that the deal has been settled on as the film quickly approaches it’s June start date: 

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Robert Downey Jr., who plays the red and gold-armored Marvel character, has closed a deal to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel and Sony’s reboot of the web-crawling superhero, sources tell THR.

Homecoming has been casting up ahead of its June start of production. Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May, while Zendaya is one of the female leads. Tony Revolori, who starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Laura Harrier, who appeared in the soap opera One Life to Live, are also boarding the project.

I can’t fully explain my excitement for this.  Spider-Man has long been my favorite superhero, and getting to see him interact with the larger Marvel universe in his own films is a dream come true.  Filming begins in just a couple months with a release date still set for July 7, 2017

What do you gusy think of the news?