Actress Jona Xiao is the next addition to Sony-Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” according to a report from Variety. Xiao’s role in the film has yet to be disclosed, with plot details still mostly in wraps, according to the publication. The Chinese-born actress has previously had roles in television series including Fox’s “Bones,” TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” and AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire.”
Xiao will join a cast that already includes Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Hannibal Burress, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Zendaya, and Tony Revolori. Holland will take the lead role as Peter Parker, Tomei has signed on as Aunt May, while Michael Keaton will play a main villain in the film. The Spider-Man reboot has already generated buzz with Zendaya’s casting as Peter Parker’s love interest Mary Jane Watson — the first time an African American woman will play the role on screen.
The film’s script was written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein with Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige as producers. The project will also be the first instance of Marvel working on a Spider-Man film. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.