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CBMB: Orange in the New Black Star Joins Spider-Man: Homecoming

By Muuka Muyumba

In another signal that Marvel is working on building an enormous Spider-Man universe within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Deadline is reporting that Michael Chernus  (Orange is the New Black, Captain Phillips) has been added to the cast of Homecoming as The Tinkerer.

Phineas Mason is a classic member of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery who was known for building many of the criminal toys of Spider-Man world. The Tinkerer was the creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963. He possesses a superhuman level of genius at creating sophisticated gadgets from spare parts.

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The Tinkerer is rumored to have a role in helping The Vulture (Michael Keaton) in building the flying apparatus he uses to menace New York. Another aspect of rumors is that the spare parts The Tinkerer uses are various Chitari technology salvaged from the New York incident.

Chernus joins Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Robert Downey, Jr., and Logan Marshall-Green. Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.