Minor spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming may follow.
We’ve just recently learned yesterday that actor Michael Chernus will be bringing the Tinkerer to life on the big screen in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now today, we’re getting possible details on his role in the film. As previously mentioned these are possible spoilers, so proceed at your own caution.
Heroic Hollywood is currently reporting that their sources have revealed that the Tinkerer will be an ex-Stark Industries employee. Apparently, he will have been personally fired by Tony Stark himself a few years before the film takes place. During the film, in an effort to prove that Stark was mistaken in firing him, the Tinkerer will be providing tech to both Michael Keaton‘s Vulture as well as Bokeem Woodbine‘s Shocker.
Obviously, this is unconfirmed, but it does seem pretty likely given what we know so far. It would also give Tony Stark’s presence in the film a bit more value and further tie these new villains to previous MCU events.
Source: Heroic Hollywood