Angourie Rice was rightly hailed by many as a highlight of Shane Black’s “The Nice Guys,” her performance more than holding its own alongside those of co-stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Marvel and Sony appear to have taken notice, as Rice was just announced as having joined the cast of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Tom Holland is playing the eponymous web-slinger in Jon Watts’ new take on the comic-book franchise, its third different iteration in the last 15 years. Tobey Maguire starred in the trilogy that began with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” while Andrew Garfield portrayed the superhero in 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its 2014 sequel. Holland debuted his version of the character in this year’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
Watts’ first two films are “Clown” and “Cop Car.” Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr., Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green and Tony Revolori are also set to appear in “Homecoming,” which is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.