Captain America: The First Avenger’s Kenneth Choi takes on the role of another Marvel character in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Deadline announced that Kenneth Choi, who recently played Judge Lance Ito in the well-dramatized miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Although it hasn’t been officially announced, they report that he will be playing Peter Parker high school principal in the movie.
This will the second character Kenneth Choi has portrayed for a Marvel movie. His first Marvel character role was that of one of the Howling Commandos, Jim Morita, in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Choi then reprised his role in an episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a flashback scene.
He’s certainly no stranger to television or movies as he’s had several recurring roles in shows like 24, Sons of Anarchy, Ironside, and Allegiance, as well as in films like The Wolf of Wall Street and the 2012 Red Dawn remake.
He’ll be joining Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, and Michael Keaton as the villain. Others that have been cast but roles undisclosed are Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to be in theaters July 7, 2017.