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Spider-Man: Homecoming Has Added One of Spidey's Least Fearsome Foes to the Mix

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Spider-Man has many iconic enemies—one of them, the Vulture, will menace the new cinematic Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Tinkerer is not on that list of iconic enemies and yet, here we are: he too will menace Spidey on the big screen.


Deadline reports that Michael Chernus has been cast in Homecoming as Phineas Mason, better known as the Tinkerer. Making his first appearance in only the second ever issue of The Amazing Spider-Man back in April 1963, the Tinkerer was an incredibly intelligent engineer who made a career out of developing gadgets and weaponry for criminals—and occasionally for himself, so he could go on sprees as the “Terrible Tinkerer.”

No further details were given about Chernus’ role, but considering the nature of the Tinkerer as a character, it’s probably a good guess that he helps the Vulture—played by Michael Keaton—develop his snazzy-looking wingsuit in the movie. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theaters July 7th, 2017.