There have been talks recently that Marvel Cinematic Universe characters might pop into Spider-Man’s solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, specifically Tony Stark, which makes sense because the two really have a nice relationship going in Civil War, or so I’ve heard.
Now it’s official. Robert Downey Jr. has officially signed on to appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming. That’s all we really know. It’ll be interesting to see if he only shows up as plainclothes Tony Stark or if we get Iron Man as well. Action movie rules make that seem like it should be obvious, but I can picture a Spider-Man movie that needs Stark as a character but not his suit. And if the movie’s strong enough, that probably won’t be a problem for viewers.
In any case, this is exciting. We’ll just have to wait and see if anyone else from Marvel decides to join in, but for now I’m stoked to know whatever relationship Stark and Peter Parker drum up in Civil War will get a chance to continue.