Next SPIDER-MAN Movie Adds DOCTOR STRANGE to its Cast

Peter Parker lost his mentor and friend Tony Stark at the end of AVENGERS: ENDGAME, but fear not because a new mentor is on the horizon. The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive stating that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will join actor Tom Holland in the sequel to SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME.

THR writes:

"Benedict Cumberbatch is putting on the cloak of levitation and will reprise Marvel supernatural hero Doctor Strange for the latest Spider-Man movie installment, starring Tom Holland and being made by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. 

"The move puts Cumberbatch in 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 in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the latter reprising Nick Fury. The role gives Holland a chance to play opposite seasoned actors, gives Peter Parker a father figure and gives the movies extra star power while also tying them to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe."

This could help to explain the how and why actor Jamie Foxx can return as Electro from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN franchise as the Marvel Cinematic Universe dives head-first into the Multiverse, after the events of Endgame.

The third Tom Holland-led SPIDER-MAN movie begins filming at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta at the end of this month and will release in theaters on December 17, 2021.