Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3 sure is assembling quite the surprise ensemble cast. Previously, we’d learnt that Jamie Foxx will reprise his role as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This time, another big name will be joining the webhead’s next adventure: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two British actors will reunite in the MCU in 2021. It seems that Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange will play a mentor role opposite Holland’s Peter Parker, effectively replacing the role that Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark did for the young Avenger.
And after the duo’s hilarious exchanges in Avengers: Infinity War, one can only imagine how much more fun they will have starring together in Spider-Man 3.
However, there’s certainly more to Doctor Strange’s presence in the upcoming film than being just another mentor to Spidey. Given how Foxx’s Electro is essentially from another film universe, one can easily attribute it to the Sorcerer Supreme’s very own upcoming film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which we imagine is literally all about exploring the multiverse and the subsequent collision of two alternate realities.
How it all ties in together remains to be seen, though we can certainly expect more surprises along the way. But if anything, we now understand why the theatrical release of Multiverse of Madness was postponed following Spider-Man 3‘s very own delay.
Remember, this is all just one step closer to that triple Spidey crossover you’ve always wanted to see!
Spider-Man 3 (which is still a working title, by the way) will release in theatres on 17 December 2021.
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