With the huge amount of actors cast in Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, it’s tempting to assume the film features every actor ever. But this is not the case. Some poor souls, for whatever reason, simply weren’t good enough to get a job on the film.
For instance, Humphrey Bogart will not appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming because he is dead. They could probably give us a CG Humphrey Bogart, but Hollywood is still pretending to be above that.
In addition to dead actors, there are some living actors who also won’t appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Actors such as Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke, and Don Johnson simply didn’t get the call they may or may not have been hoping for. With so many actors included in the cast, exclusion must have an bit more sting to it, whether the uncalled actors feel it or not.
And then there are the everyday people who also won’t be in the film. People like Sam Saathoff, pictured here as he learns that he won’t be in Spider-Man: Homecoming:
Mr. Saathoff never understood the allure of Spider-Man to begin with - “That pipsqueak couldn’t fight a stiff gust of wind” - but that doesn’t mean he enjoys missing out on a free trip to Atlanta and the chance to meet Michael Douglas, who Mr. Saathoff mistakenly believes is in the film. To alleviate his grief, Mr. Saathoff, like so many of the people mentioned in this article, turned back to his game of desktop Hearts.