SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING has officially hit the point where I'd be surprised if there were any roles left to fill. Over the past several weeks, there's been a slow and steady rollout of young talent who we expect will be taking on some of Parker's schoolmates and side characters in the movie. But it appears that Marvel isn't done yet.
Deadline is reporting that BEAST OF NO NATION's Abraham Attah has joined the growing cast of the Marvel film. The actor made his debut last year in the aforementioned Netflix film, where he played a child soldier Abu. Attah went on to win several awards for his part in the picture, and had the Oscars actually recognized Netflix films, the young actor may have also received even more recognition and exposure.
In addition to Attah, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK actress Selenis Leyva has been spotted on the set of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING by the Marvelous Realm.
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According to the blog, Leyva will be playing one of Peter Parker's teachers at the Midtown High School of Science & Technology. This is the second actor who's been confirmed to play in a teacher-esque role, as not too long ago, Kenneth Choi was brought on to portray the school principal. This seems to confirm what Marvel's said all along -- that this film will play up the high school angle heavily, and be more like a John Hughes film.
Attah and Levya join a growing cast that consists of Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Kenneth Choi, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei. Needless to say, the cast is being rounded out quite nicely.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING hits theaters on July 7, 2017.