Kenneth Choi Swings Into ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Kenneth Choi

Kenneth Choi

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.

Source: Deadline


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  • Hunterbergfeld

    Obviously he is J Jonah Jameson… At least I hope. He would be perfect

  • Flashgio

    Well – not to be THAT guy but – Peter Quill’s mom played a bit character in The First Avenger as well…

  • Hunterbergfeld

    Also Enver Gojak was a cop in Avengers and Agent Sousa in Agent Carter

  • Plays With Squirrels

    It’s not impossible that he’s playing the same character either, 1 of the WHIH videos implied Tony Stark donated money to inner city NY schools. Somehow Morita is still alive barely aged (maybe they used super-soldier serum on other people similarly to Isaiah Bradley in the comics) Tony knows this and with the sway he has he is made principal.

    • Peter James

      …..or maybe, like black don’t crack, ….yellow really, REALLY don’t crack.

  • SFEvans

    Alfre Woodard was in Civil War and will be in the Luke Cage Netflix show.

  • Peter James

    >>>”This marks the first time where an actor the Marvel Cinematic Universe has portrayed two characters in the ongoing franchise’s continuity”

    No, actually it will be the second time (or third, if we consider Peter Quill’s mom;,…but keeping it at major/non-supporting characters, definitely not first time).

    The first time for a major or pivotal (non-support role) character will be later this year when Alfre Woodard, plays the villain-ish character in Luke Cage (if we consider Luke Cage to still be part of the MCU) – which we’ve been told is a completely different character from the one she played in Civil War as the greiving mother accosting Tony Stark about her dead son.

    Would have been cool if they had tied those two character together and made it seem like she became an antagonist in Luke Cage series as a result of what happened to her son – not to mention tying the larger MCU to the Netflix Marvel series.

    But alas, ’twas not to be….

  • Worldmind

    Tony Curran played Bor in Thor The Dark World, and Finn in Daredevil season 2