O Spider-Man, Spider-Man, wherefore art thou Spider-Man? Tom Holland not an Avenger?
Brace yourselves nerds, because Spidey might not be in the Avengers: Infinity War. Recently a cast list for Avengers: Infinity War and it’s "Untitled Avengers Movie” sequel showed up online.
MovieCastingCalls are searching for extras for both of these films and part of their announcement not only revealed they will be filmed back to back, but it also provides a detailed cast list. Now there aren't any real surprises, as we all expected every major hero from the MCU (Netlifx excluded unfortunately) to turn up in these movies and so far we're right. Or are we?
Starring in “Avengers: Infinity War” is BAFTA Award nominee Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin as Thanos, Saturn Award Winner Chris Pratt as Star Lord / Peter Quill, Teen Choice Awards nominee Sebastian Stan as Bucky, four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, ALMA Award winner Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Empire Award winner Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, two-time Saturn Award nominee Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, BAFTA Awards nominee Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet, four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Vin Diesel as Groot, Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, British Independent Film Awards nominee Benedict Wong as Wong, Action on Film Award winner Dave Bautista as Drax, BAFTA Film Award nominee Paul Bettany as Vision, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award winner Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, three-time Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk, and two-time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man.
Not one mention of the amazing Tom Holland as the spectacular Spider-Man. Bummer, right? Especially given his brilliant debut in Captain America: Civil War. Fear not nerds. I cannot believe the heroes of the MCU would face their most powerful foe yet without their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man around to lend a web-shooter.
So, be sure to take this cast list with a grain of salt. The info the agency had at the time could've been outdated, or maybe Marvel and Sony are still hammering out the details. I'm assuming this is an honest mistake. Filming should start any day now, so check back for further details.