The cast for Spider-Man: Homecoming just continues to grow, and it really is starting to look like Queens, New York. It is being reported that actor Kenneth Choi has joined Jon Watts’ ensemble in the upcoming film being produced by both Marvel and Sony.
Kenneth Choi was recently seen in the critically acclaimed FX series, The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Many Marvel fans may remember him most for being featured in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston. This marks the first time where an actor the Marvel Cinematic Universe has portrayed two characters in the ongoing franchise’s continuity. According to some sources, Choi will be playing Peter Parker’s high school principal.
This adds yet another layer to the incredibly diverse casting of this upcoming movie. There have been numerous nonwhite actors cast in the film’s ensemble, perfectly reflecting a modern high school, and to have Choi to potentially portray the high school principal is a testament to that idea.
I recently wrote an article featuring 10 Asian actors whom Marvel should consider to play Namor, which you can check out right here.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, is a 2017 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man and is Sony’s reboot of its Spider-Man franchise, which it has partnered with Marvel to produce. Amy Pascal and Marvel’s Kevin Feige are producing the film. Jon Watts is directing. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also being the fourth installment of Phase Three. After being bitten by a genetically-altered spider and receiving spider-like abilities, teenage Peter Parker fights crime in the streets of New York as the masked superhero known as Spider-Man. The cast includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as May Parker,Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Michael Keaton as villain The Vulture, Zendaya as Michelle, Laura Harrier as to-be-revealed character, and Tony Revolori as Manuel.