Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reportedly getting ready to don the web-slinging suit again for the Tom Holland-fronted third Spider-Man film.
But they’re not the only ones coming back. Alfred Molina is returning as Doctor Octopus.
In fact, they’re all coming back. Everyone is coming back!
Just like Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Andrew Garfield will be back, and if Sony and Marvel can close a deal with Tobey Maguire, he’ll be back, too. Kirsten Dunst will return as MJ, and if pregnancy permits, Emma Stone is going to reprise her role as Gwen Stacy.
But in case you’re wondering — why are they bringing back everyone?
It used to be a secret but not anymore — this third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland will delve into the multi-verse, just like its animated counterpart Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man film and, just last month, released the first look at his character.
Jon Watts is also back to direct the new Spider-Man movie, which will once again co-star Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei.
This time around, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is joining the team as the Sorcerer Supreme will serve as a mentor of sorts to Holland’s Peter Parker.
The casting news is leading to many theories, although it’s assumed at this stage that the returns will occur thanks to the multiverse — different worlds that feature a whole host of Marvel characters, dead and alive. This multiverse is expected to be explored in new Disney+ TV show WandaVision as well as the forthcoming Doctor Strange sequel.
Originally scheduled for a July 16, 2021 release, the untitled Spider-Man 3 was first pushed back to November 5 and will now bow on December 17, 2021.
Its predecessor, Spider-Man: Far from Home, took in more than $1 billion worldwide en route to becoming the highest-grossing Spider-Man movie of all time.