EXCLUSIVE: Turkish-born actor Numan Acar has come aboard Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man sequel, that has Tom Holland reprising his role as the teenage webslinger. Not much is known about Acar’s role, other than his character’s name is Dimitri. Sony isn’t commenting, but in the comics there is a Dmitri Smerdyakov, aka Chameleon, a supervillain depicted in early Spider-Man issues.
He joins new castmember J.B. Smoove and potentially Jake Gyllenhaal, who is in talks to play the big baddie Mysterio.
Michael Keaton, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei also are expected to return. Jon Watts is directing again, from a script by Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing the pic, which is set for release on July 5, 2019.
This is the second big-budget feature that Acar has landed after being cast in Disney’s live-action Aladdin adaptation, also due out next year. He recently appeared in Nicolai Fuglsig’s 12 Strong, Terry George’s The Promise and with Diane Kruger in the Golden Globe-winning film In the Fade.
He is repped by D2 Management.