I’m going to be totally honest here, I was really excited by this news.
I just couldn’t help myself from being a bit giddy over the idea of seeing Doctor Strange and Spider-Man in a movie together.
They had such a good back-and-forth in the Avengers movies and I think they make a really good on-screen pair.
It also helps that Holland and Cumberbatch seem to enjoy one another’s company.
Whilst promoting the Avengers movies, Marvel Studios tended to put the two British actors together.
They seemed to have a lot of fun together, and this hopefully will bode well for the upcoming Spider-Man movie.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Doctor Strange in Spider-Man 3
That said, when you stop to think about it for a second, maybe having Doctor Strange in a Spider-Man movie isn’t the best idea.
It was revealed Doctor Strange will be playing some sort of mentor role for Peter Parker in this upcoming movie.
This will be the third time Spider-Man’s had a mentor from the main MCU movies in the standalone Spider-Man films.
Is that a good thing for Spidey?
Does this mean that Marvel just does not trust Spider-Man on his own?
Does Tom Holland’s Peter Park need an MCU equivalent of a babysitter in his own movies?
It really is starting to seem that way.
The first movie, Peter had Tony Stark as his mentor, which made sense.
However, in the second movie, Peter had both Jon Favreau’s Happy and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.
Now, we’re hearing that the third movie will see Doctor Strange take on that role.
Can Peter Parker not just get a supposedly standalone Spider-Man movie without having an Avenger keeping a close eye on him?
Can’t Tom Holland’s Spider-Man be OK without another Avenger?
Again, I love the idea of seeing Doctor Strange and Spider-Man team up in this Spider-Man movie.
However, there is a trend here and I don’t think it’s good news for the future of the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies.
Of course, Spider-Man did work with other Marvel superheroes in the comics.
However, he would work ‘with’ these other Marvel heroes. He wasn’t being ‘looked after’ by them.
These Spider-Man MCU movies do seem to depict Tom Holland’s Spider-Man as a bit hapless.
He often relies on the help of others, but then he does manage to save the day on his own.
This is the aspect of these movies that I do love.
The final acts of the last two standalone Spider-Man movies do have Peter Parker saving the day basically on his own.
I will give them that, and I’m hoping that Spider-Man 3 will do something similar.
What does this mean for the future of Spider-Man movies?
I’ve really enjoyed the first two Spider-Man movies.
I actually think they’ve been two of the best Spider-Man movies ever made.
That said, I do worry that Marvel Studios is still not completely confident in the character.
However, I do think that will change moving forward.
I think that the next Spider-Man movies won’t be so reliant on other MCU characters.
I think they’ll be far more Spider-Man centric and he’ll get to be your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
That is what I want to see, and I think there are many other Marvel fans who think the same way.
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Are you looking forward to seeing Doctor Strange in Spider-Man 3?
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