In their search for the next supervillain, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are said to have recently approached Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) as part of a casting net for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. The veteran actor, however, decided to pass on the opportunity for unknown reasons.
According to a new report from Meet the Movie Press earlier today, the sequel is considering both men and women from any ethnicity for the villainous role. There is no word on the character that Damon was asked to play but the actor will not be going up against the web-slinger for the time being.
It should be pointed out that Damon has been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, albeit in a minor capacity. He recently cameoed in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) as a stage actor portraying Loki in a Shakespearean play in front of Odin (Loki in disguise) and other fellow Asgardians. Damon has remarked the cameo to be incredibly fun, which could just push him to expand his presence in the comic book universe .
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will be the first installment in “Phase Four” to take place right after the conclusion of the untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, presently dubbed Avengers 4. The eventual invasion for the Infinity Stones, and the defense against annihilation, will take a mighty toll on Earth, leaving our superheroes to pick up the pieces. It will be interesting to see just how Peter Parker (Tom Holland) resumes his life afterwards.
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is scheduled to begin production this summer, and slated to open in theaters on July 5, 2019. There is still time for the people involved to convince Damon take accept the supervillain role, which would be a great boost for the sequel.