Did Spider-Man: Far From Home Just Cast The Chameleon?

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Were it not for a certain Caped Crusader, Marvel’s Spider-Man would have the richest and most diverse rogues gallery in all of comics.

From Vulture to Green Goblin, Mysterio to Doctor Octopus, everyone’s friendly neighborhood Web-Head has come up against a great many baddies in his lifetime, and at least based on Deadline’s latest casting scoop (h/t MCU Cosmic), Spider-Man: Far From Home may place Peter Parker on a collision course with Chameleon, a supervillain depicted in the early issues of Marvel’s famous comic.

Turkish-born actor Numan Acar has climbed aboard as Dimitri, which may or may not signal the involvement of Dmitri Anatoly Nikolayevich Smerdyakov, the Marvel baddie better known as Chameleon. If true, he’d be joining Mysterio, Vulture and potentially Hydro-Man for Far From Home come 2019. But again, this is merely a rumor extrapolated from Marvel’s latest casting coup, and should be treated as such. For what it’s worth, Sony declined to comment.

Providing this holds true, and Chameleon sneaks into the cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home, it strongly suggests Jon Watts is assembling his own version of the Sinister Six. And though some commenters were initially under the illusion that Acar had clinched the role of Kraven the Hunter, another top-tier Spidey villain, it should be noted that Kraven’s alias is Sergei, not Dmitri.

Among the ensemble cast for Spider-Man: Far From Home are Michael Keaton, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei, with Jon Watts behind the wheel. He’ll be directing from a script penned by Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna, while MCU boss Kevin Feige and Sony head Amy Pascal are expected to leverage producing duties. July 5th, 2019 is the date for your diaries.

Source: Deadline

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