Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
At some point, Spider-Man: Homecoming will have to stop casting because they’ll simply have run out of actors left to cast. It feels like every day there’s a new addition, and pretty soon there won’t be a person left in Hollywood who’s not involved with that production in some way or another. But today is not that day. Today is the day they dig deep and find yet another promising star that they’ve somehow not gotten around to signing yet.
Angourie Rice, the young Australian actress just coming off of a breakout turn in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, has just climbed aboard the Marvel/Sony superhero pic, which is shooting now in Atlanta under director Jon Watts. Tom Holland, of course, plays everyone’s favorite neighborhood webslinger. More about Rice, and another look at Holland, after the jump.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the Spider-Man Homecoming Angourie Rice casting. 15-year-old Rice has been acting for a few years already but gained international attention this summer in The Nice Guys, holding her own against the intensely charismatic duo of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Rice also recently wrapped Jasper Jones, an Australian coming-of-age drama with Hugo Weaving and Toni Collette. Rice’s role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, like almost every other role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, has not been revealed.
The plot of Spider-Man: Homecoming is also being kept under wraps, although we know it’ll be a high school story in the vein of John Hughes. At 20, Holland is significantly younger than the two previous big-screen live-action Spider-Men (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) were during their tenures. And he’ll be surrounded by a supporting cast that skews young, including Zendaya as the female lead plus Tony Revolori, Abraham Attah, J.J. Totah, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, and Isabella Amara.
We got a little taste of the new Spider-Man this summer when Holland appeared in Captain America: Civil War. Though only onscreen for a few minutes, the new Spidey practically stole the show with his sarcastic sense of humor, geeky enthusiasm, and acrobatic fighting style. Well, you can expect to see a lot more of that athleticism in Civil War. Holland’s been sharing videos and photos on Instagram of his superhero training regiment and his resulting physique.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters exactly one year from today: July 7, 2017. Also starring are Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Michael Keaton as a villain rumored to be the Vulture, plus Logan Marshall-Green, Martin Starr, Donald Glover, Michael Mando, Hannibal Buress, Bokeem Woodbine, Kenneth Choi, and Garcelle Beauvais. Told you it was a lot of people.Cool Posts From Around the Web: