Don't expect to see 'Ol Shellhead in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Downey Jr., who has played the role of Tony Stark within the Marvel Cinematic Universe for close to a decade, won't be showing up in the planned sequel to Jon Watts' upcoming solo superhero adventure. Instead, he will be replaced by another superhero from the Marvel roster. Exact details surrounding the new character are unknown at this time, but we're rather curious to see who'll be standing at Peter's side come the sequel.
Still, if you're looking to get a little more Iron Man in your life, fans can look forward to Robert Downey Jr. appearing as Tony Stark in next month's Spider-Man: Homecoming and in next year's Avengers: Infinity War. That film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will see both Iron Man and Spider-Man as part of the biggest Marvel ensemble to ever be seen on screen.
Who do you think will be taking Iron Man's place in the Spider-Man sequel?
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.
Starring Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, Donald Glover and Logan Marshall-Green, Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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