The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Avengers: Infinity War) has been tapped to join the upcoming Spider-Man movie from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. Much like Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson in the previous two Spider-Man installments, Cumberbatch will be portraying his Marvel character, Doctor Strange.
With this casting it seems that we could be moving closer to the speculated multiverse or Spiderverse that so many fans are hoping comes to fruition in the MCU.
So Far the cast of the untitled Spider-Man 3 includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Foxx, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori and Tom Holland.
Currently the film is slated for a Dec 17, 2021 release. However, due to the current state of Hollywood and the MCU slate of films, that may yet be delayed.
More on this as it develops.