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News movies & tv series 09 December 2020, 13:41

author: Tom Borys

Spider-Man 3 Shapes Up to be a Giant Spider-Man Crossover

The upcoming Spider-Man 3 will enable us to meet many characters from the previous films. The movie's cast is joined by subsequent actors from Sam Raimi's trilogy and two parts of Amazing Spider-Man.

For some time there have been signals that a revolution is coming in the Spider-Man universe - now we have a confirmation.

Yesterday, late in the evening, news broke out that Andrew Garfield will appear in the third part of Marvel's Spider-Man directed by Jon Watts and planned for 2021 (two previous films in this series are Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from home). Why is this so interesting? In Marvel's trilogy, Spidey is played by Tom Holland, while Garfield appeared a few years earlier as The Amazing Spider-Man. The presence of these two actors in a single production means that we will see (at least) two Spider-Man on the screen. And that's not all.

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Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man

We also know for sure that Alfred Molina will appear in Spider-Man 3 (working title) as Dr. Octopus. The character appeared in the second movie of Sam Raimi's trilogy, where he was hailed by many fans as the best written villain in the series. In Sam Raimi's trilogy, Spider-Man was played by Tobey Maguire and guess what, he's also supposed to appear in Spider-Man 3 as yet another Peter Parker. The only condition here is to reach an agreement between Maguire and the producers.

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Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's trilogy

The cast of the third part of Marvel's Spider-man trilogy will also feature Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's trilogy) and - if the rumors confirm - Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy from Amazing Spider-Man. If that isn't material for an epic cross-over, I don't know what is.

Now let's add the cherry on top of this cake - Benedict Cumberbatch, a.k.a. Doctor Strange. Apart from his role in Spider-Man 3, he will soon get a sequel to his own story, titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It's probably his powers, allowing for connecting of different worlds, that will be the key to the crossover meeting of characters from different universes. This Multiverse of Madness will certainly not be left to rot, so it is safe to assume that the future of Spider-Man(Men?) looks bright.

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