Despite being dusted out of existence at the end of Avengers Infinity War, Spidey’s sequel to 2017’s Homecoming, titled Far From Home, is really coming together.
Shooting is underway overseas, Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to reprise the role of Pepper Potts for the film, and now actor J.B Smoove has been cast in a “lead role.”
While the studio failed to reveal who Smoove will portray for the superhero follow-up film, sources have told Deadline Hollywood that he will arrive on the scene in a leading capacity. Smoove is the first actor to be named as an official member of the cast after it was revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal has been set to play the villain Mysterio.
When Spidey swings back into action for Far From Home, Jon Watts will once again return to direct the high-flying spectacle of super heroics and special effects. Also expected to reprise their roles from the first film in the series are Michael Keaton, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei. With a scheduled release date of July 5, 2019, the upcoming film is poised to pit the wall-crawler against the greatest of odds as he continues to experience growing pains within the MCU.
My money is on Smoove becoming the new J.Jonah Jameson. No one will ever duplicate J.K. Simmons amazing interpretation of the overzealous newspaper publisher, but with Smoove you don’t have to. He could add an entirely new spin on Jameson for a new generation. After all, what’s Spider-Man without the Daily Bugle?