With production set to begin soon in Atlanta, Marvel and Sony are continuing to add to the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Earlier this week, we learned that Michael Barbieri had joined the cast as Peter’s friend. That casting news was originally revealed by Heroic Hollywood, and then followed-up by the folks over at Comicbook.com that revealed the actor would portray an original character that was “based off Ganke”. Whether that simply means that he’ll share the character’s affinity for superheroes is yet to be seen. Now, thanks to the folks over at Deadline, we have yet another name to add to the ever-growing cast this week, and it’s actually someone that has already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe previously – Kenneth Choi!
Choi has previously played Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger, a member of the Howling Commandos. He has also appeared in a flashback scene in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and the Howling Commandos. Given that Choi’s character is still being used from time-to-time, or at least seemingly has the option to be used occasionally, it’s interesting to see Marvel decide to cast him in a totally different role.
Per Deadline, Choi will be tackling the role of the school principal in Homecoming.
Kenneth Choi who portrayed Judge Lance Ito in the popular FX series The People vs. O.J. Simpson has just been cast in Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. That puts Choi in some rarefied air playing two separate characters in the Marvel universe. He was also in Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011. Sources said he will be playing the school principal in Spider-Man.
From my understanding filming looks to be kicking off on or around June 20th, although the cast is already beginning to make their way to Atlanta. With that said, Marvel and Sony will more than likely reveal an official casting announcement soon. For now, be sure to follow along here for all things Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit movie theaters on July 17th, 2017.