This news was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter who’s claimed that Benedict Cumberbatch has agreed to star in the upcoming Spider-Man movie.
Incidentally, Spider-Man 3 will be going into production next week, which is exciting.
This means that Doctor Strange will be the movie’s one MCU character.
Each Spider-Man movie is allowed to use one of the main MCU superheroes (barring Spider-Man himself, of course).
The first film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, featured Iron Man.
The second Spidey movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, had Happy make an appearance.
Yet there wasn’t another main MCU superhero in that movie.
Doctor Strange is joining Spider-Man 3
We already saw Doctor Strange and Spider-Man engage in some rather pleasing banter in the Avengers movies.
It seems as though we’re going to see them quipping again together in Spider-Man 3.
That’s something I’m really excited to see, and I know many other fans are looking forward to it too.
It also means that Spider-Man 3 might end up introducing the MCU to the Multiverse.
It was already hinted at in Spider-Man: Far From Home, yet that all turned out to be a massive misdirect.
What do you make of this news?
Were you surprised to hear that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange was going to be joining Spider-Man 3?
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