Spider-Man: Homecoming held its Red Carpet premiere last night where several of the film’s stats were in attendance. However, Variety reports that actor Hannibal Buress was not among the guests as the actor had hired an impersonator to attend the premiere in his place.
On Wednesday afternoon, Buress called for look-alike to attend the premiere in his absence through a series of Tweets that have since been deleted. Offering a $500 reward, Buress enlisted a man named Joe Carroll, who was later spotted walking the red carpet.
Carroll met with fans, took interviews pretending to be Buress, and was even announced as the comedian by the events emcee upon his arrival.
Buress played along by posting an image of his look-alike, pretending it was actually him at the premiere. You can check out the image below!
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) June 29, 2017
What do you think of Buress’ ruse? Considering both men bear little resemblance to each other, I have to commend them both for convincing so many people that Caroll was actually Buress.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.