The first images of Spiderman Homecoming villain Shocker made their way online, and they were pretty awesome.
The photos showed the character in costume, so the actor wearing it was not revealed. However, Comic Book cited some leaked call sheet that indicated actor Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick and Fargo) is playing Herman Schultz, a.k.a. Shocker. Shocker on the Spiderman Homecoming set in Atlanta was seen sporting his famous yellow suit with some devices attached to his wrists, like in the comics.
Schultz was created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. in the 1960s. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #46 in March 1967. Schultz was a high school dropout but also a brilliant inventor, engineer and master thief. He used the pair of gauntlets he built to break out of prison. His gauntlets could cause seismic disruptions.
New Spider-Man Homecoming set photos show Bokeem Woodbine's Shocker!!!! pic.twitter.com/6RQmAV98Ow
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It seems like Spiderman (Tom Holland) will be facing several villains in the upcoming Marvel movie. Shocker is only one of them. This is probably why he will need Tony Stark/Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) help.
Former Batman star Michael Keaton will also appear in the movie as villain Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. Vulture. Michael Chernus, on the other hand, will be portraying the Terrible Tinkerer. In the past Spiderman movies, viewers have seen other notorious villains including Venom, Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin.
Is Shocker the spooky villain that director Jon Watts teased on Instagram? The video showed the actor as Peter Parker sitting on a box surrounded by a green screen where a flickering shadow appeared.
The movie also stars Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori and Tyne Daly. It also includes Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando and Selenis Leyva.
The Spiderman Homecoming official trailer is expected to drop later this year. Marvel released a teaser for the upcoming movie during the recent 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
Spiderman Homecoming will hit cinemas on July 7, 2017.
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