‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds ‘American Crime Story’ Star Kenneth Choi
Although best known for his recent role as Judge Lance Ito on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Kenneth Choi is no stranger to the Marvel universe, having previously played one of the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger. Choi is returning to the MCU for Spider-Man: Homecoming, this time in a much different role.
Unlike some recent casting additions, we do know who Choi will play in Marvel and Sony’s upcoming Spidey reboot. Per Deadline, the American Crime Story star has been cast as Peter Parker’s high school principal. Choi isn’t the only actor to have played two different roles in the MCU: Alfre Woodard has different roles in Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Luke Cage series, and Agent Carter star Enver Gjokaj had a different supporting part in the first Avengers film prior to playing Agent Sousa.
Choi joins a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Tony Revolori as a rival student. Michael Keaton has signed on to play a villain heavily-rumored to be Vulture, with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark also set to appear. The reboot also features Zendaya in an unspecified role. Though the plot is still under wraps, the film is said to be influenced by John Hughes’ classic teen films of the ’80s, and may include more than one villain.
Jon Watts (Cop Car) is directing Spider-Man: Homecoming from a script by Vacation duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. The film is set to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.