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.
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.