Although Sony’s 2002 hit film Spider-Man played a significant role in propelling superhero cinema into the mainstream, the studio’s subsequent releases starring both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield didn’t quite catch on. Finally, after growing to its own dizzying heights, Marvel negotiated to bring Spider-Man into its own cinematic universe, casting Tom Holland as Peter Parker. With two hugely successful films, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sony and Marvel have shown that playing nice can have a huge payoff.
The two studios are on the verge of releasing the third Spider-Man film, which is due out on December 17, 2021, and is subtitled No Way Home. In, star Tom Holland called Spider-Man: No Way Home “the most ambitious stand-alone superhero ever made,” and given everything we’ve heard about it, it’s not surprising. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film, including rumors about one of the most significant crossover events in the history of the MCU.
Warning: This post contains spoilers about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
New TV spots include fresh footage of The Sandman, Electro, and Lizard in action and tease a grim fate for Mary Jane.
her character would be “running from aliens.” To date, the MCU’s Spider-Man movies have been mostly grounded on Earth (with Spidey himself venturing beyond in the Avengers movies). If Mary Jane is running from aliens, this may be the first Spider-Man to expand to the cosmos.
reports that Tony Revolori will return as Flash Thompson — although Sony has yet to confirm it. It’s also probably safe to assume that Marisa Tomei will be back as Peter’s Aunt May.
As with many MCU films, Spider-Man: No Way Home will feature a superhero team-up. Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his MCU role as Doctor Strange, who will likely assume the role of Peter’s mentor after the passing of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame.
The biggest news, however, is that villains from Sony’s two earlier franchises are joining the MCU. The Hollywood Reporterin October 2020 that Jamie Foxx is reprising his role as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. as Doctor Octopus, who he played in 2004’s Spider-Man 2.
These castings, along with widespread, unconfirmed rumors that Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Stone may all be in line to reprise their roles from Sony’s earlier Spider-Man films, have driven speculation that the upcoming movie will deal with the multiverse (or possibly the villainous Sinister Six). (Notably, Holland has denied Garfield and Maguire’s involvement.)
Take the rumors with a grain of salt, however, as Sony’s onlyon those latter castings to date is “those rumored castings are not confirmed.” Marvel President Kevin Feige, however, was when asked to confirm the casting rumors. “The biggest clue is the title of the second Doctor Strange movie, “he said. “That’s the biggest clue of where the Multiverse of Madness is taking us and how we’re exploring that.” That sounds like the multiverse will definitely be at play in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
That hasn’t stopped the rumors from swirling, as even more recently, Charlie Cox has been rumored to be reprising his role as Daredevil from the Netflix series in the upcoming movie.
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The release date
The currently untitled project informally known as Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 17, 2021. However, that date has already been moved several times due to the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the theater industry. The most recent date change was from November 5, 2021, afterwas delayed and Avatar 2 was moved back a year.
Much depends on the global situation by the end of 2021. Sony head Tony Vinciquerra is on record saying the third Spider-Man will only be released in theaters that are “open and operating at significant capacity.”
that the upcoming movie is “absolutely insane.”
Based on the casting news that’s been released, it certainly appears to be heading toward insanity.
The post-credits scene of Far From Home left Peter in a terrifying place: Outed as Spider-Man by Mysterio and J. Jonah Jameson. Given that Mysterio is a master of illusion, it’s entirely possible that he’s still alive, leaving open the possibility of the Sinister Six playing a role in the upcoming movie. Following the casting of Electro and Doc Ock, that rumor has only gained traction.
Still, there’s nothing official, and nobody can say precisely how all of these rumors and confirmed castings will ultimately coalesce.
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