Robert Downey Jr. to Bring Iron Man to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Tony Stark is joining young Peter Parker in Sony and Marvel’s comic book movie

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In a long expected move, Robert Downey Jr. has closed a deal to reprise his role as Tony Stark in Sony and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” TheWrap has learned.

Jon Watts (“Cop Car”) is directing the new “Spider-Man,” which will star Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) as the young webslinger and Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as his Aunt May.

Zendaya, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori will co-star as Peter Parker’s peers, though Michael Keaton‘s talks to play a villain appear to have ended without a deal.

It’s unclear whether Downey Jr.’s deal includes sequel options, though he is expected to appear onscreen in the Iron Man suit, according to insiders.

The new “Spider-Man” movie was written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and will focus on Peter Parker’s high school days. The writers are believed to have infused the superhero film with the spirit of John Hughes‘ classic high school movies.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017. The character will first be introduced to audiences via a rousing appearance alongside Tony Stark in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Downey Jr. is represented by CAA.