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Michael Chernus joins cast of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' as villain The Tinkerer

By Wade Sheridan

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Chernus has signed on to star in Sony and Marvel's upcoming superhero epic, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

According to Deadline, the actor is set to appear as villain Phineas Mason, aka The Tinkerer, in the film who in the original comics is a genius level inventor who creates gadgets out of household items in order to defeat Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland.

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Chernus, known for his roles on Captain Phillips, Aloha, The Bourne Legacy and Orange is the New Black, will be joining fellow, unspecified villains portrayed by Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Keaton, who is rumored to have been cast as the high-flying Vulture.

The star-studded ensemble cast also includes Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as the female lead, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Donald Glover and Angourie Rice in unspecified roles.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming is expected to swing into theaters July 7, 2017.

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