What’s Going On With Spider-Man 3?
Matt Murdoch Defends Spider-Man
Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch Guest StarThe other big leak to happen recently was that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange would be joining the movie. Part of this leak also states that he would be serving a mentor role to Peter Parker. There’s a bit to unpack here, so we’ll start with the mentor part. After flying under Tony Stark’s wing for Civil War, Homecoming, and Infinity War Peter gets the chance to truly fly on his own in Far From Home. So, it is a bit weird that they’re setting him up with another mentor in Spider-Man 3. If Marvel allows Peter to stand next to Doctor Strange on equal footing and Strange is just there as an expert guest (more on this in a minute) then it should be fine. Shortly after the Doctor Strange rumors we also heard the Wanda (aka the Scarlet Witch) may be accompanying him as well. We’ll be fresh off the events of Disney+’s WandaVision and if that sets up the Multiverse like a lot of people are theorizing, it makes sense for both of them to be there. It also cracks wide open the biggest rumor and theory of all…
Into The SpiderverseWith Jamie Foxx reprising his role as Electro, it stands to reason they were working towards a live-action Spiderverse. There is more than enough evidence to support this and it’s only growing. Foxx did say he won’t be blue in this one, so there’s a chance he may be playing a different version of Electro. However, let’s take a look at a few other stray facts…
How Does It All Fit Together?If they’re aiming for a Spiderverse in any way, then we see why they want to include Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch. Strange has the know-how to fix it and it falls right into his area of expertise. While the Doctor has the knowledge, Wanda has the tools to actually fix whatever is wrong. Whether that means pushing everyone back home or closing whatever brought them in. I love all of these ideas, but I don’t know if I love all of them in one movie. We still have to deal with Peter’s identity being revealed at the end of Far From Home. I’m not sure what that story-line has to do with Spiderverse and I’m really afraid it’s been crammed in the last minute due to fans loving the idea so much. The Spiderverse story-line could stand entirely on its own and would be better served teased at the end of Spider-Man 3 and perhaps spun out of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
The Silver LiningNo one would be as hyped about the idea of a Spiderverse movie if it wasn’t for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse. A massive part of the success of that movie was Miles Morales. Doing any kind of live-action adaptation without him is disingenuous at best and just downright wrong. Luckily, if recent rumors hold true Sony and Marvel are looking to cast a Miles Morales. No idea if that means he’ll play a role in Spider-Man 3 or if this movie maybe sets up Miles’ own adventure through the Spiderverse. Maybe adapting the Spidergeddon story-line just for Miles? That would make whatever this Captain America: Civil War-level movie ends up being, totally worth it.
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