Date: 22nd April 2016
Robert Downey Jr. has been confirmed to reprise his role as Tony Stark in the Marvel Studios collaboration with Sony Pictures.
When the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War debuted last month, it gave us our first look at Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man, who will go on to star in Marvel and Sony's reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming. The trailer featured Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man calling out for the web-slinger, who steals Captain America's shield before swooping in to introduce himself.
The news isn't terribly surprising, since footage from Captain America: Civil War shown at CinemaCon last week featured Peter Parker (Tom Holland) coming home to find Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in his living room with Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). When the new Spidey role was being cast, Tom Holland and other candidates were flown in to the Atlanta set of Captain America: Civil War, to read with both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. Deadline is also reporting, though, that, while the Spider-Man reboot has gained Robert Downey Jr., the project has also lost Michael Keaton.
Source: Press Release