EXCLUSIVE: Lobby Boy has checked into the Spider-Man ensemble, and he is exploring his dark side. Up-and-coming young actor Tony Revolori, who played Ralph Fiennes’ sidekick in the Wes Anderson-directed Grand Budapest Hotel, is joining Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Sony Pictures film is winding toward a production start for a July 7, 2017, release with Jon Watts directing and Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal producing.
Revolori’s will play Peter Parker’s nemesis/enemy at high school, but isn’t a super villain. Rumors cropped up this week that Michael Keaton is considering joining the film in the bad-guy role, but that seems early days. Deadline revealed that Zendaya also is playing one of Parker’s school chums, and Marisa Tomei is playing Aunt May.
Tomei and Holland make their debut in the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed Captain America: Civil War, which premiered this week in Hollywood. Holland weaves well into the constellation of superhero characters in that film, and this new iteration of the web slinger is so fresh faced and fun, and most consistent with my memory of the Marvel Comics I grew up with. Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man is certainly sobered by the tragic death of his uncle, but he is not defined by it. What a breath of fresh air.
Revolori next stars in Lowriders, which Universal and Blumhouse release June 1. UTA and Circle of Confusion rep him.