Not that long ago, Robert Downey Jr. was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and was asked about whether or not he would be appearing in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming based off Tony and Peter’s relationship in Captain America: Civil War. Downey played it cool saying it was a possibility but no contract had yet been signed. Well it appears that has changed.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Downey has once again renegotiated his Marvel contract to appear in more films and will be doing so in the upcoming reboot alongside his new pal Tom Holland. The deal is for a “hefty” price according to their sources, but it is unclear if this renegotiation is just for Homecoming or if this includes other Marvel movies as well.
Downey was previously adamant that he would likely leave the MCU after his current contract expired. However, this marks the second time in the past two years that he has extended his contract. With Kevin Feige in complete control and no longer having to worry about Ike Perlmutter keeping budgets and contracts stingy, this is probably not the last time that Downey extends the deal.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.