We were already excited to see the new take on Spider-Man — but this news makes us SUPER stoked!
After scrapping Andrew Garfield as the wall crawler due to a disappointing box office take by The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony struck a deal with Marvel to share the character so he can appear in MCU movies like the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, while Sony will be in charge of Spidey’s solo movies.
There aren’t a whole lot of details about the role, but Deadline reports the 19-year-old will reportedly be playing a character by the name of Michelle. It isn’t known whether this part will be a love interest for Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but speculation is that it probably won’t.
Though it apparently is a “key role” in the first film. Hmmm.
The next solo Spider-Man adventure is going to be directed by Jon Watts and produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige and will be hitting theaters July 7, 2017!
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