While speaking to The Breakfast Club yesterday in an interview, comedian Hannibal Buress confirmed that he will indeed be in Marvel’s upcoming take on the web-slinger revealing the role he plays in the film.
“In Spider-Man, I play a gym teacher,” he said. “I play one of the dumbass characters that don’t realize he’s Spider-Man. [My character thinks] ‘He’s Peter Parker. Oh man, this guy’s really athletic!’”
While it’s a small role, it is possible that he might be the comedic relief in Peter Parker’s life, when it comes to the scenes that take place in the high school setting.
Buress rose to fame following a joke he did on Bill Cosby going viral and leading to the events that caused the downfall of the comedy legend. A subject he touches on in the interview among many other things. Check out the full interview below:
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland in the title role, with Zendaya (Michelle), Laura Harrier (Liz Allen), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly, Kenneth Choi, Martin Starr, Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green, Hannibal Buress, Selenis Leyva, Michael Mando, Garcelle Beauvais, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark/Iron Man) and Michael Keaton (Adrian Toomes/ Vulture).
The movie is scheduled for release July 7, 2017.