Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to be more racially diverse than previous versions of the series!
The film has added Tony Revolori as a close friend of Peter Parker, but he isn’t playing villain. So does this rule out Harry Osborn then? It would be a very different performance to that of James Franco in the original Sam Rami Spider-Man Trilogy. It’s also hard to picture him as the bully Flash Thompson, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Revolori is most well known for his role in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, which was easily one of the best films of 2014. The last cast member that’s been added so far is Laura Harrier, who is a relatively unknown actress – previously starring in ABC drama ‘One Life To Live’. We’re intrigued to see who she’ll be playing, is it possible that we’ll be seeing a different incarnation of Mary Jane Watson?
What is refreshing to see is that they’re casting characters of various ethnic backgrounds. It’ll be great to see a racially diverse superhero film, because typically Hollywood whitewashes these types of movies, so it’s fantastic to see that they’re finally embracing this.
Earlier on in the week it was reported that Michael Keaton was in talks with Marvel to play the villain to face off against our favourite webslinger. Supposedly, he’s in the final running to play none other than The Vulture. A character we’ve never seen in live action before, and considering Keaton’s Oscar nominating performance in ‘Birdman’ – it’s hard not to argue that he’d be perfect for the role.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into cinemas on July 7th, 2017.