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.
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