Turkish-born German actor Numan Acar (upcoming Aladdin, Homeland) has joined the cast of Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios‘ Spider-Man: Far From Home, according to Deadline. The site says the only thing they know is that his character’s name is Dimitri. Could he be playing Dmitri Smerdyakov, also known as Spider-Man supervillain Chameleon in the comics?
He is joining newcomers Jake Gyllenhaal, who is in talks to play the villain Mysterio, and JB Smoove, whose character is unknown but could be a villain as well. Michael Keaton is also reportedly reprising the role of The Vulture from the first film.
The Spider-Man: Far From Home cast includes Tom Holland again in the title role, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, and Marisa Tomei.
Jon Watts is directing again from a script by Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing the film, which is currently shooting in London. The July 5, 2019 release will take Peter Parker to Europe.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opened on in July of 2017 and grossed $880 million worldwide, with $334.2 million coming from North America and $545.9 million from overseas markets. It was directed by Jon Watts, who will again helm the sequel, and also stars Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
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