Spider-Man: Far From Home Adds JB Smoove In Mystery Lead Role

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.

RELATED: First Spider-Man: Far From Home Set Photos Surface

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.

RELATED: RUMOR: Spider-Man May Get a New Costume in Homecoming 2

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei.

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Finn John Boyega feature
Star Wars: John Boyega Calls Force Awakens 'Solid,' Last Jedi 'A Bit Iffy'

More in Movies