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There is no joke about this. Comedian J.B. Smoove will star in the upcomingMarvel movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.

According to Deadline, Sony Pictures declined to comment on the casting, and it is unclear what role Smoove will play. Right now, little is known about the 2019 sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, but Smoove joins Jake Gyllenhaal, who will also make his Spidey debut as the villain Mysterio.

Far From Home hits theaters on July 5, 2019 and will feature director Jon Watts and the return of Tom Holland as Spirder-Man. Michael Keaton, Zendaya, and Marisa Tomei are also expected to reprise their roles. As the title suggests, the sequel is the first Spider-Man solo movie to take the character out of New York and put him in international locations. Far From Home is written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

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Stephanie Grassullo

Stephanie Grassullo

Stephanie Grassullo is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. In addition to handling toy and licensing news and updates for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, Stephanie also writes toy reviews and commentaries for the Toy Insider. When she’s not binge-watching old episodes of Gossip Girl, Stephanie is always game for Boggle tournaments—she’s the titleholder Boggle champion in her family, and proud of it! Stephanie firmly believes that there is no awkward moment that can’t be remedied with the help of Bop It. To get to know her better, follow her on Twitter @steph_grass.