After being introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe this past May during Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker is leading his first solo movie set in this continuity next year in Spider-Man: Homecoming. While plot details are still being kept under wraps, the movie has been building a unique cast over the last several months, including a number of funny actors. Last week, Community's Donald Glover and Silicon Valley's Martin Starr joined to the cast, and now it's being reported that Hannibal Buress has been added as well.
Buress' casting came from Variety earlier today, but as with the majority of Spider-Man: Homecoming's castings, details about Buress' role were not disclosed. In addition to the previously mentioned names, the participating actors include Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton and more. Cop Car's Jon Watts is directing, while Vacation duo John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein penned the script.
Without more information, it's nearly impossible to deduce who Hannibal Buress is playing in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It could just be someone as minor as one of Peter Parker's teachers, but it would be so much more satisfying if he was playing an established character from the Wall-Crawler's supporting cast. J. Jonah Jameson briefly popped up as a possibility in my head, but Buress is a little too laid back to properly play the angry publisher. However, another employee at The Daily Bugle is Joe "Robbie" Robertson, one of the main editors who gives Peter friendly advice and serves as the voice of reason around the newspaper office. That seems like it would be right up Buress' alley, but we'll have to wait until Marvel officially drops a name.
Although primarily known as a comedian, Hannibal Buress has branched into more acting gigs over the last several years. He appeared as Officer Watkins in Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Bumble in The Nice Guys and Edward the Birthday Dad in The Angry Birds Movie. His other upcoming cinematic endeavors include The Secret Life of Pets, The Masterpiece and Baywatch. On the TV side of things, he has appeared on The Eric Andre Show, Broad City and even briefly lead his own Comedy Central series, Why? with Hannibal Buress. You can be sure that Spider-Man: Homecoming will take advantage of his comedic talents in one way or another, and with him, Donald Glover, Martin Starr and all the other actors, this movie looks like it will be the funniest Wall-Crawler installment yet.
Spider-Man: Homecoming kicked off production today, and will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017. If you have your own idea about who Hannibal Buress is playing, let us know in the comments below.