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Spider-Man: Homecoming loses Keaton but gains Downey Jr

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr is not quitting the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. He will be reprising his role as the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

hollywood Updated: Apr 22, 2016 17:29 IST
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Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr is not quitting the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. He will be reprising his role as the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

However, former Batman star Michael Keaton is no longer in talks to play the main baddie in the upcoming remake, reported Ace Showbiz.

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Downey Jr will reprise his superhero role as Tony Stark/Iron Man, who will act as Peter Parker’s mentor in the superhero world.

Read: Spider-Man: Homecoming casts Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier

He joins Tom Holland who is replacing The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. Meanwhile, Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May.

Read: Tom Holland’s saying all the right things about Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya Coleman is tapped to play the role of Michelle. Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce along with former Sony executive Amy Pascal.

The film is directed by Jon Watts and is scheduled for a July 2017 release.

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