So we’re all agog to see Tom Holland go head to head with Michael Keaton in Spider-Man: Homecoming and we know that Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man will be doing his mentor thang. But what about the supporting cast? There’s some tasty names in there as well – Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei and Donald Glover. But they’re keeping quiet about who they’ll be playing and what they’re be doing.
Step forward Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Knocked Up) with a taster of what to expect from his role. He’ll be playing a teacher at Peter Parker’s Midtown Technical High School in Queens, New York.
“I’m the academic decathlon coach and one of the teachers at the school so I have a bit of a thing in it…It’s capitalizing on popularity and a story that’s very rich and dense, so there’s a lot left to tell. And this isn’t a familiar take on it — this is a unique kind of take of a younger Spider-Man trying to figure out life again…The story has a lot of action and fun in it, but it’s also a sweet, coming-of-age story of a kid.”
Starr was cast almost a year ago, although this is the first time he’s given any details on where he fits into the web-slinger’s much anticipated new adventure. Whether any of his Silicon Valley snarky humour will make it to the big screen he didn’t say: that’s all in the hands of director Jon Watts.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into UK cinemas on 7 July.