Spider-Man: Homecoming Adds Actor as The Tinkerer!

It appears that Tom Holland’s new webslinger will be up against a lot of villains in his first standalone movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. It has already been confirmed that the Vulture will be the movie's big baddie, and it is reported that Michael Keaton will portray the character. Apart from the supervillain, the Jon Watts venture is apparently also featuring Bokeem Woodbine as the Shocker, Michael Mando as Carnage and Logan Marshall-Green as an unspecified villain.

But according to Deadline, another actor has joined the Spider-Man: Homecoming cast roster to portray another villain! The outlet claims that Orange Is the New Black star Michael Chernus has sealed a deal with Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures to feature in the July 7, 2017 release as Phineas Mason, aka the Tinkerer.

The supervillain was created by Stan Lee back in 1963, and introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #2 issue. In the comics, the character is depicted as an expert weapons designer and manufacturer, with genius-level intellect and extensive knowledge in science. The character hasn’t appeared in any of the previous five Spider-Man movies. So, Spider-Man: Homecoming will be first time the character appears in a live-action movie.

The Tinkerer will help the Vulture in building his suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming! The Tinkerer will help the Vulture in building his suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming! (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Many of us wouldn’t be surprised with Michael Chernus joining the movie to play the Tinkerer, as this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the character appearing in the movie. A few months ago, Joblo dropped a scoop about the supervillain’s arrival.

According to their report, the Tinkerer will serve as an associate to the Vulture. He will be the one who helps Michael Keaton’s big baddie in building his suit. He will make it using the Chitauri tech he has recovered following the Battle of New York.

We mustn’t forget that this scoop was dropped well before Marvel confirmed the Vulture as the movie’s lead villain. So, it does seem to have some weight.

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