J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) has joined the cast of Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
According to Deadline, Smoove’s role will be “a lead in the ensemble,” which officially had its title “leaked” by Tom Holland in an Instagram post back in June. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige would later confirm the title for the highly-anticipated sequel, which is set to be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to be released following Avengers 4.
Smoove’s addition will make him the first new actor confirmed for the film. Earlier reports list Jake Gyllenhaal in the villainous role of the Spider-Man villain Mysterio, along with Michael Keaton returning to as Adrian Toomes, aka Vulture.
Filming for Spider-Man: Far From Home has officially begun, with set photos from the United Kingdom location surfacing online. While the plot of the film is still under wraps, we know it will take Holland’s Peter Parker abroad during summer vacation. Peter will need a break, of course, after the ending to Avengers: Infinity War found the web-slinger one of the many characters turning into dust.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei.
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