The comic book fans’ senses have been rocking after reports that former Spider-Man actors have joined the cast of the franchise’s next installment.
The role was played by British star Tom Holland marvel A superhero on the big screen since 2016, following in the footsteps of Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
They are both said to be now on the verge of reprising their roles as a wall crawler with Holland, 24, alongside former enemies including Dr. Octopus Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx Electro.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported the return of these villains from previous rounds of the yet-to-be-titled third entry from the current series, while Collider says Maguire and Garfield are slated to appear as well.
Collider says Maguire – who played Peter Parker in three films between 2002 and 2007 – is working through some contracting issues with Marvel and Sony, while Garfield – who has starred in the Amazing Spider-Man 2012 reboot and the malicious 2014 sequel – He is already on board.
But that’s not the only news for fans of the Bomber hero on the web – Kirsten Dunst is set to reprise her role as Mary Jane and Emma Stone is supposed to return to the role of Gwen Stacy, according to Collider.
Dunst last appeared in 2007 in Spider-Man 3, and Stone in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Sony released both series and kept the film rights to the famous hero, but the latest films also appear as part of the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The stars of the current series are expected to return alongside Holland as Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei, while Benedict Cumberbatch has been confirmed as the MCU champion Doctor Strange, who will act as a mentor to Peter Parker.
The new Spider-Man 3 release date is set for December 2021 and is rumored to feature “multiverse” from the franchise’s former heroes and villains, based on the popular animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which won an Academy Award in 2019.
There were rumors that Molina was involved in the latest movie last month, after the 67-year-old was spotted on set. His movie Doctor Octopus made his debut in Maguire’s second appearance as Spider-Man in 2004.
Foxx’s Electro took over Garfield’s iteration of the hero in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. The star hinted at his post in an Instagram post that has now been deleted, as well as the possibility of three Spider-Men appearing.
Plot details were kept, but Holland – known for letting details slip away from the MCU – called it “totally crazy”.
When asked about the reporting by chat show host Jimmy Kimmel last week, Zendaya, who plays MJ in the current Spider-Man movies, remained silent.
The movie – which follows Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home – is said to have begun filming in New York and is scheduled for release on December 17, 2021.