Over the past few weeks, the focus at Marvel Studios has shifted towards Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first co-production with Sony as part of their ground breaking deal to share Spider-Man. The first solo outing has started production in Atlanta and the cast has continued to grow seemingly every day. Many of the new cast members can be linked to Midtown School of Science & Technology as either faculty members or class mates, which makes sense with a good portion of the film likely taking place at the high school. It may seem unnecessary to add more talent to the cast at this point, but that seems to be exactly what Marvel and Sony continue to do.
Today, we are going to look at the chances of the movie adding two more classmates to the cast. The newest actors that have been speculated to join are Angourie Rice from The Nice Guys and Lorenzo Henrie from Fear the Walking Dead. Both of these potential castings are pure speculation at this point, but both have had some interesting activity on social media that could point to them potentially joining the MCU.
Let’s start with Rice. On her official Instagram page, she has recently followed fellow Homecoming cast members JJ Totah, Michael Barbieri, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, and Spider-Man himself Tom Holland. She also followed another MCU member Ty Simpkins from *Iron Man 3, which makes me want Harley Keener to make a move to Queens funded by Tony Stark where Harley and Peter can be best friends who are both mentored by Tony. Anyways, as far as Henrie goes, he recently followed director Jon Watts, Kevin Feige, and screenwriter John Francis Daley on Twitter.
For both cases, they could be just fans of what Marvel is doing and if I had to guess, that fits more with Henrie than it does for Rice. Rice’s following of other cast members makes me think she could actually be joining, and after her great performance in The Nice Guys, Marvel finding their Gwen Stacy with her would make sense to me. Of course, neither of these actors could be joining the movie, but we should know sooner rather than later if there is any truth to either of these cases. Let us know if you would like to see either actor join the movie and in what role in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.