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.

Author: Robert Slavinsky

Robert is not only a Senior Editor for Spoilerverse.com but he also hosts both Bridging the Geekdoms and the Spoilerverse's premier Star Wars podcast, Shootin' the Sith. He is a passionate fan of movies, video games, comics and pretty much all things within the pop-culture world. He can be found on Twitter or over on his Bridging the Geekdoms YouTube channel where he talks about any rumors he is hearing as well as news that has dropped and more.

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