Report: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Adds Comedian; SPIDER-MAN Animated Feature Names Director

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" title card
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Variety is reporting comedian Hannibal Buress is joining the cast of Sony-Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming in an unnamed role. 

Buress is just the latest unconfirmed report of what appears to be an ever-growing cast. 

Buress would join relative newcomers Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., and J.J. Totah, along with recent additions Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Kenneth Choi, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, Michael Barbieri and of course Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton in what some sources report is the role of the Vulture and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film reportedly begins principal photography this week at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta.

And in other Sony-Spider-Man news, the studio's December 21, 2018 animated feature will be directed by Bob Persichetti, who served as head of story for Puss in Boots and The Little Prince

That film is written by Phil Lord and is co-produced by Lord and his The Lego Movie partner Christopher Miller.

Rumors persist that the film may star Miles Morales as the titular Spider-Man.

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