'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Adds J.B. Smoove in Lead Role

The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star joins Jake Gyllenhaal, who is set to play villain Mysterio, as a new cast member to the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel.

AceShowbiz - Another actor has been added to the cast of "Spider-Man: Far From Home" while production has kicked off. Actor and comedian J.B. Smoove has been tapped to star in the upcoming Marvel movie, Deadline reports.

Details of his role are currently unavailable as Sony Pictures won't comment on his casting news. But it is said that Smoove is cast in a lead role. He joins Jake Gyllenhaal as a new cast member in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel. Gyllenhaal was previously reported to play villain Mysterio, a master of illusion.

Smoove, who started his career off with television series "Def Comedy Jam" in 1995, is best known for his role as Leon on HBO's series "Curb Your Enthusiasm". He also starred on CBS' sitcom "The Millers" from 2013 to 2015 and most recently portrayed a fictionalized version of himself on BET's improv-comedy reality television parody "Real Husbands of Hollywood".

In "Spider-Man: Far From Home", Tom Holland is back as Peter Parker a.k.a. the "friendly neighborhood" Spider-Man. Zendaya Coleman returns as Michelle "MJ" Jones, Jacob Batalon is set to reprise his role as Peter's best friend Ned, and Michael Keaton is expected to return as Adrian Toomes / Vulture.

As reported before, the "Homecoming" sequel will take Peter Parker overseas as he travels abroad during summer vacation. Holland has been spotted in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, England to film the movie since early this month.

As for the timeline, there were rumors that "Far From Home" would take place before the events in "Avengers: Infinity War". It reportedly would end with the web-slinger heading off on the field trip he ditches to help Iron Man save the world.

Newer rumors suggested that the movie would come sequentially after "Avengers 4" and see Peter Parker dealing with the loss of his mentor, Tony Stark, in "Avengers 4". It is possible since "Avengers 4" will be released on May 3, 2019, two months before the new Spider-Man movie.

Director Jon Watts returns behind the lens for the upcoming superhero film. Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers penned the script, with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal serving as producers. The movie is scheduled for release on July 5, 2019 in the United States.

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