It's long been rumoured, but now it's actually happening: Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as the Iron Avenger Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker's feature-length entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The news, from Hollywood Reporter, comes from a separate deal the actor has negotiated with Marvel and Sony beyond his current standalone deals to play Iron Man in both parts of Avengers: Infinity War. The news is not entirely surprising. Just last week Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige confirmed that other Marvel movie characters would be appearing in Homecoming, but Tony Stark specifically has been rumoured to be involved in the movie for over a year at this point — which makes sense, as he is heavily involved in introducing the character into the Marvel world in Civil War.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is due to hit US theatres 7 July 2017.