ABC/Jeff Neira(LOS ANGELES) — J.B. Smoove is headed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned the comedian is set to star in the upcoming Sony Spider-Man sequel, Spider-Man: Far from Home. The studio has yet to officially announce what role Smoove will play, but the Curb Your Enthusiasm actor joins Jake Gyllenhaal, who has signed on to play the villain Mysterio.
Tom Holland is set to reprise his role as Spider-Man, in addition to Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Zendaya who are also back in their roles as Adrian Toomes/Vulture, Aunt May, Ned, and M.J., respectively.
Spider-Man: Far from Home will come to theaters July 5, 2019.
The movie will be released by Sony Pictures, but is being co-produced by Marvel Studios, which like ABC News, is owned by parent company Disney.
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