Marvel and Sony have tapped stand-up comedian and veteran writer Hannibal Buress to star in "Spider-Man: Homecoming." The actor has appeared on TV's "Broad City" and "Children's Hospital," in addition to films like "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" and "The Nice Guys," among many other projects.
According to Variety, Buress' role hasn't been disclosed. He'll be joining Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Michael Barbieri, along with the recently-cast Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Kenneth Choi and Tony Revolori.
Buress commented on the news via twitter and had a little fun with the fact that his role has not yet been announced.
hot dog vendor but is secretly a villain prepping for a spinoff franchise. https://t.co/ipOjj2w2Vg
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) June 20, 2016
Jon Watts ("Clown") is directing, from a script by "Vacation's" Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Daley co-starred with "Silicon Valley's" Martin Starr, who also happens to be appearing in the film, on "Freaks and Geeks."
Production on "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is currently filming in Atlanta for a July 7, 2017 release.