UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley Joins Spider-Man: Homecoming Cast


Is the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming ever going to stop expanding? Just hours after we learned of yet another addition to the seemingly very crowded movie, it has now been revealed that newly crowned UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley will be making an appearance in the highly anticipated reboot from Marvel Studios.

As with pretty much every actor cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming over the past few months, we have no clue who he’s playing, but it’s fair to assume that he’ll be someone the wall-crawler ends up coming to blows with. After all, the last time a UFC fighter who held that belt appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Georges St-Pierre gave Steve Rogers quite the fight as Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

It was during an interview on The MMA Hour today that the casting was confirmed when Woodley said the following:

“I don’t know if I can even say this, but I’m working on a Marvel movie on Thursday in Atlanta.”

The champ is no stranger to the world of feature films, as he worked on both Olympus Has Fallen and Straight Outta Compton and also has a role in the next Fast & Furious movie. Funnily enough, Tom Holland was actually spotted at UFC 201 this past weekend in Atlanta watching Woodley win the belt, but no one figured out he had a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Will we ever get an official Spider-Man: Homecoming cast and character list from Marvel? Time will tell, but at least we seemingly know the identities of the movie’s villains now.

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