He’s only just debuted in Captain America: Civil War, and Peter Parker’s first outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking shape. It’s time to meet another of his classmates, this time in the form of an original character based on comic book character Ganke.

This new character will be played by up-and-coming teenage actor Michael Barbieri, who’s set to appear in the upcoming movie Dark Tower alongside Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey! He originally auditioned for the role of Peter Parker, obviously losing out to the great Tom Holland, but impressive Marvel and Sony staff enough to be considered for this role.

Spider-Man in Civil War

Comicbook.com and Heroic Hollywood have worked out the details, and we know Barbieri’s character will be new, but based upon Ganke from the Ultimate Spider-Man comic run. Ganke is the best friend of the other webslinger, Miles Morales. He’s always supportive of his friends and loves superheroes, so you can bet he’ll bring a lot of enthusiasm to Spider-Man: Homecoming!

Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to swing by UK cinemas on July 7th, 2017.


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