Robert Downey JR Closes Deal To Join ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

imageUPDATED: According to Deadline Micheal Keaton has fallen out of talks to play the big bad of Spideys solo venture.

Hot off the heals of Spider-Man’s introduction to the MCU in Captain America: Civil War, it looks like a big character from the MCU will be joining Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Robert Downey Jr has closed a deal and will be bringing Tony Stark/ Iron Man to the cast of the spidey solo film.

This marks Robert Downey JR’s second renegotiation to play Iron Man. The first was when he re-upped to join the casts of Captain America: Civil War and  Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2. Details are slim to none on this deal so it could be very likely that Downey JR could have added a few more films to his contract.

What do you guys think of the news? Did the “Homecoming” sub title give it away? Sound off in the comments section below.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Robert Downey JR as Iron Man.  Zendaya Coleman, Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier will star in undisclosed roles.  Micheal Keaton is rumored to join the cast as a villain. Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters July 7th, 2017


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  • delta_one

    The MCU has gone so far beyond simply needing Robert Downey, Jr. to the point that now, even when he’s not necessary for a movie, the plot benefits from his presence. He is so great in the role of Tony Stark that even when he might not be necessary for the story just having him brings so much to the table.

    I think he’s deserving of being one of the highest pad actors in Hollywood. He always steps up to the plate when asked (granted he’s compensated well), he does great things for charity, he truly seems to enjoy being a part of the MCU and on top of all that, he just proves himself to be a great person.

    • Splinter76

      Agreed. I have the opinion that, if it wasn’t for RDJ, we’d have no MCU.

  • Splinter76

    Remember when Umberto “scooped” in the last Heroic Insider that RDJ was teasing Iron Man’s involvement in Spider-man: HC? He said it was a negotiation tactic and the lovely lady, who was a guest on the show, disagreed. Looks like he was right.

  • Pablo Sanchez

    The should rename Infinity War, “IronMan and the Avengers”…..