'Spider-Man 3': Zendaya to return as MJ, Tom Holland confirms filming will start in July
The 23-year-old also shed light on his upcoming film 'Cherry', calling it his best work so far
The third installment of Spider-Man set in the MCU is all set to start filming this summer (wonder how that works with coronavirus scare across the world). There is still a lot kept under wraps about the film that finally came about after the whole Sony-Marvel tussle over the friendly neighborhood web-slinger.
The recent update is that Zendaya will reprise her role as MJ in the upcoming film. Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, revealed in a recent interview with The Phillippine Daily Inquirer, "I'm super happy about it. We will be shooting Spider-Man 3 in July in Atlanta." He further said that the film's story is "absolutely insane". This piece of news, however, doesn't come as a surprise considering the character has been an integral part of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'.
As reported by Collider, Holland also sheds light on 'Cherry'. The actor said 'Cherry' was his best work. "The Russo brothers (directors Anthony and Joe) have done such an amazing job of saying goodbye to the Marvel Universe and opening up this new chapter to the future of their careers. I’m so glad that they would have me along on that journey with them. When you see 'Cherry', you'll be pretty shocked at my transformation… My character doesn’t actually have a name in the film."
"He's a kid who decided to join the army and became a medic. He served in Iraq for over a year and had a really hard time out there. When he came home, he was self-diagnosed with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) and started abusing OxyContin, which then spiraled into a serious opioid addiction. To feed his drug addiction, he starts robbing banks and ultimately ends up in prison. It’s the story of this awful spiral that he found himself in, and the problem we have with how we treat veterans when they come home and the lack of support that we give them. It will be eye-opening for people around the world to see that film," Holland said.
'Cherry' has finished filming and will release in 2020. No release date has been set yet.