The 51-year-old ‘Iron Man’ star has closed a deal to appear in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ solo movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Marvel’s Shell-head is looking to join Marvel’s Web-head,” they revealed. “Robert Downey Jr., who plays the red and gold-armored Marvel character, has closed a deal to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel and Sony’s reboot of the web-crawling superhero.”
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, with Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as one of the female leads. Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier also joined the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ movie, but their roles remain under wraps.
“Sony has held the rights to Spider-Man since the 1990s but its recent outings with the character proved unpopular with fans and critics, despite relatively strong box office. Meanwhile, Marvel built itself up as a movie studio, requiring the rights of many of the characters it had licensed out in the 1990s, and then was bought by Disney. Spider-Man was one of a handful that eluded them.”
But recently, Sony and Marvel were able to come to a deal, which sees them hold joint rights to the Spider-Man characters.
And with Robert Downey Jr. joining the first joint Spider-Man movie, it highlights just how closely the two studios are working together.
And it’s awesome new for comic book fans.