Yes, believe it or not we are still getting casting announcements for Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, even this far into production. This latest bit of news comes from Deadline, who reveal that Orange Is The New Black alum Michael Chernus will feature in the movie – but making a nice change from all previous reports, this time we do get to find out which character he’ll play: Marvel Comics baddie, The Tinkerer.
The rumor that this classic villain would appear alongside The Vulture (Michael Keaton) was actually posted a couple of months back by JoBlo, who reported that The Tinkerer, AKA Phineas Mason, would help Vulture build his suit “with recovered Chitauri tech from the Battle of New York.” Deadline doesn’t mention any of that, but it’s probably a safe bet.
Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Michael Mando, Bokeem Woodbine, Abraham Attah, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Zendaya and many others. The movie is currently set to be released on July 7th, 2017.