Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow. After months of speculation, the rumours are true. Iron Man is joining Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms Robert Downey Junior will reprise his role as Tony Stark in Sony Pictures’ upcoming film. He will star alongside Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, and Zendaya.

This announcement marks the continued agreement between Marvel Studios and Sony over Spider-Man. The character will make his MCU debut next month in Captain America: Civil War.

Marvel became involved when Sony invited the studio to help with the character. The plan is to introduce the character to the MCU before launching his own film series.

While Sony retains film rights, Marvel is going to have creative input with the franchise. However, Spider-Man will be allowed to appear in Avengers films.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.

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