Benedict Cumberbatch to Appear in ‘Spider-Man 3’

DOCTOR STRANGE, Benedict Cumberbatch, as Dr. Stephen Strange, 2016. © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection

Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Doctor Strange in the next “Spider-Man” sequel with Tom Holland.

The casting of Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange marks the third major crossover between the films produced by Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man” movies with Holland, after Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark appeared in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury appeared in 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

Cumberbatch will join Holland and recent addition Jamie Foxx, who previously played Electro is Sony’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” It is being reported that Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange, will be a new father figure to Peter Parker and will take on the responsibility left by Tony Stark.

Doctor Strange will also star in his own film, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which is set to start production soon. Reports say that the upcoming series, “WandaVision” will lead right into Doctor Strange’s second film.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” screenwriters Erik Sommars and Chris McKenna are returning to write the third film, with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal producing. Jon Watts is directing with the majority of the cast expected to return including Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revelori, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, and J.B. Smoove. It is unknown, if Jake Gyllenhaal will return as Quentin Beck aka Mysterio.

“Spider-Man 3” is set to release on December 17, 2021

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