Breaking!!! Wait, I mean: SHOCKING!!!
Someone has snapped the very first photos of Shocker on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. At this point, little is known about who took the photos, when the photos were taken, and who is under the costume. However, if a leaked call sheet proves to be authentic, which it appears to be, that would mean Riddick and Fargo actor, Bokeem Woodbine, is playing Herman Schultz (aka Shocker).
In the comics, Shultz is a career criminal that uses his brilliant talents as both an inventor and an engineer to build a pair of gauntlets, activated with a pump-action thumb trigger, that can create seismic disruptions. Since the vibrations can be very intense, he wears a heavily insulated costume -- with yellow quilt patches -- that absorbs the shock.
The character was created by Marvel legends Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. and debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #46 (March 1967).
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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The cast features Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea), Michael Keaton (Batman, Birdman), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Donald Glover (The Martian, Community), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), with Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Wrestler), and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, The Avengers). It also includes Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Kenneth Choi (The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange is the New Black), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), JJ Totah (Liv and Maddie), and Hannibal Buress (30 Rock).
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car, Clown), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
The film is produced by Marvel boss Kevin Feige and former Sony boss Amy Pascal. Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee are serving as Executive Producers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.