‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Set Photos Confirm Another Villain
You might remember a call sheet that surfaced from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming a couple of weeks ago, seemingly revealing a handful of previously unannounced characters. But without official confirmation, those names (mostly) offered intriguing possibilities, particularly with regards to a certain character played by Fargo star Bokeem Woodbine. Warning: Potential spoilers ahead.
Thanks to a new batch of set photos making the rounds on social media, it appears that we have confirmation of Woodbine’s role in Spider-Man: Homecoming:
Yep, it looks like Woodbine is playing Herman Shultz, aka The Shocker, which adds a little more credence to that previously leaked call sheet. (It also listed Hannibal Buress as a gym teacher at Peter Parker’s high school — something the comedian confirmed last week.)
That would bring the total number of villains in Spider-Man: Homecoming to three, which may elicit a little bit of skepticism; one of the biggest criticisms of the previous Spidey films was that some of them tried to juggle too many villains at once. But with Michael Keaton as The Vulture and Michael Chernus as The Tinkerer, it’s possible that The Shocker’s involvement will be brief.
Following his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland is reprising his role as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot, alongside Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. The film also stars Zendaya as (rumor has it) Mary Jane Watson and Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, with Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Angourie Rice and Kenneth Choi.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.