Robert Downey Jr. Signs On For SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Spider-Man and Iron Man will share scenes on the big screen following Captain America: Civil War. Robert Downey Jr. has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming and will appear alongside star Tom Holland in Sony’s upcoming reboot film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

To be a fly on the wall when RDJ walks into a meeting with Disney about appearing in additional Marvel projects beyond his original contract.

The actor reportedly nailed a cool $40 million to appear for his role in Captain America: Civil War, a film outside of the initial multi-picture deal that included three Iron Man films and roles in The Avengers series. Another amazing victory for Team Downey for signing what is likely another sweet paycheck and lending further assistance assimilating the Wall Crawler into the MCU.

The two heroes will continue their connection in Homecoming after their initial team-up in Civil War, with Tony Stark in a possible mentor role to the teenage Peter Parker.

The addition of Iron Man should not come as a complete surprise. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made it clear cross-overs are part of the MCU Spider-Man game plan.

“He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth,” Feige said.

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Jon Watts is set to direct Spider-Man: Homecoming, which hits screens on  July 7, 2017. The cast also features Marissa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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