That's right, there's a new principal in town — well, in Queens — and Midtown High is finally making steps toward resembling a real NYC high school. In other words, Sony and Marvel have made moves to spice things up by casting a bit more diversity in upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
It has just been announced that Kenneth Choi will indulge in his second role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this time as a new character, Spidey's high school principal. We're hoping this is a considerable role in which the suspicious principal gets caught up in Parker's web of lies.
Where Do You Know Kenneth Choi From?
You may recognize Kenneth Choi from one of his many roles in either The People v. O.J. Simpson: America Crime Story (2016), Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) or Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
In the first Captain America movie, he played Jim Morita, an American ranger of Japanese descent during World War II. During a mission, he arrived on the base before his squad, and was forced to rely on his Judo skills to protect himself. Fortunately, Sgt. Nick Fury came to his aid.
What Characters Have We Seen In This Spider-Man Reboot?
We caught a glimpse of the newly-renewed version of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. The role of Peter Parker has been given to Tom Holland, 20, who you may have caught in The Impossible (2012).
We've also taken notice to the fact that Peter's Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) is much younger than in the previous Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire. We're not the only ones to remark this as Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) certainly felt a spark — and it was mutual.
Who Else Will Be Cast In The MCU Movie?
Along with Choi and the other characters who previewed in Captain America: Civil War, you can expect to catch the following actors in supporting roles:
- Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman as Michelle.
- Tony Revolori from The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) as Peter's nemesis Manuel.
- Laura Harrier from One Life To Live (2013) who will play one of Parker's classmates.
Michael Barbieri, age 14, from Little Men (2016).
Little is known about these characters as the casting process is still ongoing and discreet. We won't have to wait long before the secrets start pouring out, giving us a bit more context regarding these new characters.
Who Will Be The Villain?
Michael Keaton, who we'll never stop picturing as Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989), is also one of the film's latest addition. You'll recognize this legendary actor from any of his epic roles, which include Beetlejuice (1988) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). To our excitement, he will be playing a villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Directed by Jon Watts, make sure to keep a lookout for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 17, 2017.
Would you prefer to see Kenneth Joi play a strict or laid-back principal?