Actress Garcelle Beauvais has been tapped to star in the latest Marvel Studios Spider-Man film titled Spider Man: Homecoming alongside an ensemble cast including Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Bookeem Woodbine, Abraham Attah, Logan Marshall-Green, and Donald Glover.  The story line of this installation is currently under wraps, and roles have not been announced; however, the story will focus on Peter Parker’s teenage years.

Spiderman‘s increasingly diverse cast is not only good for the film industry as a whole, but good news for any film about Spider-Man.  The film takes place in New York City which is the most diverse city in the country, so it only makes sense for the cast to accurately reflect it’s environment.

“Peter Parker goes to high school in Queens, and Queens is one of-if not the-most diverse places in the world. So I just wanted it to reflect what that actually looks like.” – Jon Watts, Director

Beauvais started her career as a model, and transitioned to an actress through a breakout role on The Jamie Foxx Show as “Fancy,” “Jamie King’s” love interest.  She then went on to NYPD Blue, and starred in TNT’s legal drama Franklin & Bash.  In 2013, Beauvais and Foxx teamed up again in feature film White House Down.  Over the years she has starred in series such as Grimm, The Mentalist, and Eyes, and in films such as Wild Wild West, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and Bad Company.  She currently stars on Disney XD’s Kirby Buckets.

Spider Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), written by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein, and produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige.  Production is currently underway in Atlanta, Georgia.  The expected release date is July 7, 2017.

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