After seeing his debut in Captain America: Civil War, the audience appetite for Tom Holland's Peter Parker is officially whet; and the outlook for his debut solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, just keeps getting better and better.
The cast for the film is already impressive, and includes — among others — Michael Keaton as the central villain (that most believe is the Vulture), Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as a friend of Peter's named Michelle, and Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
The film just got that much more exciting by adding Beasts of No Nation breakout star Abraham Attah. Attah received great acclaim, including a Best Male Lead win at the Independent Spirit Awards, for his role in the Netflix original movie where he starred alongside — and held his own against — the profoundly talented Idris Elba, as a child soldier.
It's unclear who Attah is playing in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but given his age we'd have to imagine a schoolmate of Peter's. That's also not going to stop us from immediately fancasting.
There was an online campaign for Donald Glover (who has also joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming) to play Spidey before Andrew Garfield was cast in The Amazing Spider-Man. Considering that he was part of the inspiration for Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli's Ultimate Marvel Spider-Man, Miles Morales, many felt he was a perfect fit to play that role.
If the studio is sticking with younger Spideys, however, then Attah is actually the right age. Now it's unlikely that Sony/Marvel Studios would have two versions of Spider-Man in one film, particularly Parker's first outing in this new franchise. Additionally, many believe that Sony's animated Spider-Man movie will revolve around Miles Morales. Still fun to speculate.
Who's your pick for you you'd like to see Attah play?
Jon Watts (Cop Car, Clown) directs a script from John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein that focuses on Peter figuring out where he fits in now that he's also Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.