As per Variety, Robert Downey Jr. has joined the cast of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Although there aren’t any plot details available at this time, Iron Man’s inclusion in the film makes perfect sense. As we all saw in that ridiculously awesome trailer, Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, is on team Iron Man, and word is that even the web-slinger’s costume comes with enhancements provided by Stark Industries. In the comics Peter Parker comes to regard Stark as a mentor of sorts, at least until around half-way through the Civil War.
We’ll no doubt find more of what brings Tony and Peter together in Spidey’s first Marvel outing, Captain America: Civil War, which hits Australia next week and the U.S. on May 6.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car) and starring Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, is set for U.S. release on May 6.