We got some big Marvel news Thursday when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Benedict Cumberbatch would be joining the cast of Spiderman 3 and reprising his role as Dr. Strange. The announcement opens the floodgates for fan theories that this could signal the possibility it’s going to be a Spider-verse movie.
We already knew Jamie Foxx was going to be back as Electro, which he last played in The Amazing Spiderman 2 starring Andrew Garfield. And bringing Dr. Strange into the mix could open the door to the Spider-verse possibility, given his abilities, and we could be looking at a multi-dimension storyline.
Cumberbatch will reportedly be playing the mentor role to Holland’s Spider-Man, which was filled nicely by Tony Stark/Robert Downey Jr and Nick Fury/Sam L. Jackson in the first two movies. Cumberbatch will be shooting the second Dr. Strange movie, “Multi-verse of Madness”, around the same time, so the Spider-verse theories don’t sound too off.
Hello Spider-Verse 😁 https://t.co/TNg2FO66I3
— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) October 8, 2020
The concept worked brilliantly in the animated film Into The Spider-verse, and with Dr. Strange’s ability to travel the multiverse, it wouldn’t be far-fetched. Well, any more far fetched than typical for the MCU (I get that different Spider-men in different dimensions already sounds a little wonky). The Sorcerer Supreme popping up in Spidey 3 has fans excited about what it could mean.
Both Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man 3 are filming at the same time. We know Doctor Strange is in Spider-Man 3, but what if… pic.twitter.com/xG3q3pBN5w
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 8, 2020
The movie is slated to start shooting later this month in Georgia and is supposed to be released at the end of next year. Of course, it’s entirely possible the world’s least favorite pandemic could change that. But whenever it happens, it’s sounding like it’s gonna be a memorable outing in all realities.