Donald Glover

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The rumors are true, Spider-Man fans!

E! News can confirm Donald Glover has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony and Marvel's collaborative reboot of the franchise that takes us back to the story of Peter Parker's high school roots.

While many thought he'd be cast as Peter Parker himself when the film was first announced, we learned last summer that the role will be played by Tom Holland (who also played Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War). Glover's character has yet to be revealed but we do know he'll join an all-star cast consisting of: Michael Keaton as a villain, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as the female lead.

Robert Downey Jr, Governors Awards

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A few weeks ago we also learned that Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his beloved role as Iron Man in the film.

The film will focus on the dynamic relationship between Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) and Peter Parker as the young man fulfills his desire to "find his true identity and where he really belongs in this world."

In fact, at the Las Vegas CinemaCon presentation, Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman played footage from the upcoming installment, which revealed there would be one heck of a crossover featuring Stark. In the scene Peter comes home to find his Aunt May (Tomei) talking to the Stark Industries president. 

Spider-Man: Homecoming starts production later this month and is set for a July 7, 2017, release.

News of Glover's casting was originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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