Plus: Why Vulture is the villain
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige introduced Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts and Co. to the Hall H stage at Comic-Con Saturday night, but kept the identities of Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Jacob Batalon, and Laura Harrier’s characters under waps. Later though, Watts put us on a first-name basis with them during an interview with EW.
According to the filmmaker, Zendaya plays Michelle, Revolori plays Flash, Harrier plays Liz, and Batalon plays Ned. “We constantly refer to ourselves as The Breakfast Club,” Harrier says of their relationship.
“I’m [Peter Parker’s] bully and I don’t know how cool he is, but when we call cut, I’m just like, ‘Ah! You’re so cool,'” Revolori recalls of working with Tom Holland, who plays the title character.
The film, described as John Hughes-esque, has already begun filming the story of Spider-Man navigating the waters of high school and the superhero world. And while high school alone is terrifying enough, Comic-Con attendees were treated to the first look at the real Homecoming villain: Vulture.
Watts and his cast wouldn’t confirm who’s playing the character, but reports point to Michael Keaton, who’s now officially a member of the cast.
“Vulture’s the first real villain in the Spider-Man comics,” Watts says, “He’s in the second issue. He’s one of the classics from the best rogues’ gallery out there, and we’ve never seen him, he’s never been brought to life.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017. Watch EW’s full interview with the cast and director above.
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