The latest issue of Empire Magazine has revealed the first look at Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black) as The Tinkerer in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
In the comics, The Tinkerer is a gifted individual with a talent for anything mechanical. The magazine describes the character in the upcoming film as the sidekick of Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture (Michael Keaton) as they dive into his backstory. In the film (minor spoiler alert), Toomes loses his contract to clean up New York after the incident in The Avengers when Damage Control (a Tony Stark company) intervenes and takes control of the tech salvaging business.
Spider-Man: Homecoming co-producer Eric Carroll explained what Toomes resorts to now that he’s out of a job:
“That puts him in a pretty desperate situation. So with one of the trucks they’ve already loaded up, he and his crew, with the help of a character called The Tinkerer, start stealing more of this exotic tech – Chitauri, Dark Elf, and even some Stark stuff – to retro-fit and sell on the black market.”
You can check out the first look at The Tinkerer below.
The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7, 2017.