After recently joining the cast of Sony's coming adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, 14-year-old Michael Barbieri has booked another big film, this time the hotly anticipated Marvel reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming. Barbieri only just came onto Hollywood's radar after breaking out in Sundance 2016's debut of Ira Sachs' Little Men, alongside another newcomer, Theo Taplitz. The two starred in this drama as a pair of best friends who get dragged into their parents’ messy battle over a NYC lease.
After Tom Holland's version of Spider-Man quickly becoming a fan-favorite Marvel depiction in Captain America: Civil War, any news of his own standalone film is hotly anticipated. Scripted by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, we don't know much about what to expect story-wise, aside from the third cinematic reimagining of Peter Parker trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs in a world of villains and superheroes. Where Barbieri's character fits into Parker's adventure remains to be seen.
Starring in The Dark Tower alongside big names like Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, Barbieri should be plenty rehearsed for the coming maelstrom that is Marvel-level fame.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to release July 7, 2017 and is also starring Marissa Tomei, Zendaya and Robert Downey Jr.