SPIDER-MAN 3 Adds Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange - Peter Parker's New Mentor!

SPIDER-MAN 3 Adds Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange - Peter Parker's New Mentor!

Well, this should send Multiverse speculation into overdrive! Following the news that Jamie Foxx will return as Electro in Spider-Man 3, Benedict Cumberbatch has been confirmed to appear as Doctor Strange.

Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Doctor Strange in Spider-Man 3, and he'll be taking over as Peter Parker's new mentor.

THR reports that Cumberbatch has signed on to reprise the role of the Sorcerer Supreme for Marvel and Sony's third solo Spidey adventure, and will fill the "mentor role that was previously occupied by Robert Downey Jr., who played Tony Stark/Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and by Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home."

So much for the Webhead forging his own path. Maybe we'll finally see him ditch the training wheels in Spider-Man 14? Joking aside, Holland and Cumberbatch had good chemistry in the scenes they shared in Avengers: Infinity War, so most fans should see this is a welcome development.

We recently found out that Jamie Foxx will also return as Electro, and while he may not be playing the exact same version of the character from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the good doctor's involvement would definitely seem to confirm that some sort of Multiverse/alternate universe element will be at play in the threequel.

Jon Watts' still untitled Spider-Man 3 will see Tom Holland return as Peter Parker, with Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori also expected to reprise their roles from the previous movies.

What do you guys make of this news? Let us know in the comments

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Stills Finally Give Us An Official Look At [SPOILER] & [SPOILER]

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Stills Finally Give Us An Official Look At [SPOILER] & [SPOILER]

We're still being careful with spoilers just in case some of you haven't had a chance to catch the movie, but these new Spider-Man: No Way Home stills finally give us a look at... certain characters!

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Hot Toys Figure Features Green Goblin's Classic Costume From 2002's SPIDER-MAN

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Hot Toys Figure Features Green Goblin's Classic Costume From 2002's SPIDER-MAN

Hot Toys has revealed the first of its spoilery action figures for Spider-Man: No Way Home, and if you've been hoping to add the classic big Green Goblin to your collection, then you're in luck...

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Is Now The Sixth Highest-Grossing Movie Of All Time

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Is Now The Sixth Highest-Grossing Movie Of All Time

As Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to pack 'em in worldwide, the Sony Pictures threequel has swung past Jurassic World at the global box office to become the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time.

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Star Recalls Their Predecessor's Reaction To Returning As [SPOILER]

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Star Recalls Their Predecessor's Reaction To Returning As [SPOILER]

Spider-Man: No Way Home featured some big returns, and one of those actors has now talked about what it was like seeing their predecessor in action and the experience of sneaking into a theater together...

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Webs Up SCREAM To Retake The #1 Spot At The North American Box Office

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Webs Up SCREAM To Retake The #1 Spot At The North American Box Office

Scream has been cut down to size by Spider-Man: No Way Home as the wall-crawler's latest MCU adventure has swung straight back to the top of the domestic box office. Find the latest figures right here!