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Report: Iron Man will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Certain lucky folks have already seen him in action

Robert Downey Jr. has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll reprise his role of Iron Man in next year's film, Spider-Man's first as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

His appearance has been all but confirmed since the beginning of April. At CinemaCon earlier this month, attendees were treated to the first clip from Homecoming, reportedly featuring Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in conversation with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige also confirmed that members of the Avengers will appear in the Spider-Man standalone, although he didn't say which ones.

Iron Man and Spider-Man will first cross paths in Captain America: Civil War. This May's Avengers reunion in all-but-name will feature Tom Holland's debut as the webslinger. He's playing a teenage version of the character, as was Andrew Garfield in Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man movies.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures and premieres July 7, 2017. Superhero fans can look forward to seeing Spidey team up with his teammates for the first time next month, when Civil War hits on May 6.