Comedian and actor Hannibal Buress has divulged his role in Marvel & Sony’s upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” During an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on Tuesday, Buress confirmed a previous rumor that he would be a gym teacher at Peter Parker’s high school.
“Small roles in big movies, that should be my thing. ‘Baywatch’ and the ‘Spider-Man’ movie, coming out next year,” said Buress of two of his upcoming roles. “In Spider-Man, I play a gym teacher. I play one of the dumbass characters that don’t realize he’s Spider-Man, he’s Peter Parker. ‘Oh man, this guy’s really athletic!'” IMDB currently has Buress credited as Coach Wilson.
This new information jibes with a (now deleted) call sheet posted on Reddit that revealed Hannibal’s role as “Coach Wilson.” There is still speculation over what roles the other actors participating in the film will play. While fans already know that Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei will portray Aunt May, and Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his Iron Man role, the cast also includes big names like Donald Glover and Michael Keaton, whose exact roles are still unknown at this point.
Rumors have been swirling that Zendaya would be playing the role of Mary Jane, but Sony yet to officially confirm. The leaked list, as well as initial reports when she was cast, still have her playing a character named “Michelle.” The “Spider-Man: Homecoming” cast also includes Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Logan Marshall-Green.
Directed by Jon Watts, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is slated for a July 7, 2017 release.
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