Here’s everything we know so far, both confirmed and rumored, about the upcoming third Spider-Man MCU film.
What is the title of Marvel Studios’ third
After much teasing from the cast, who were throwing out different titles as a gag, Sony has revealed the real title for the third MCU Spidey movie. And yes, the word “home” is in the title. Hitting theaters Christmas, 2021 is
Who is behind the camera?
Filming began for the third Spider-Man film in New York City in October, 2020, before moving on to Atlanta, Georgia. Shooting continued until March of 2021.
Once again, Tom Holland headlines as our resident-friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Also coming back from previous installments are Zendaya as Peter’s girlfriend MJ; Jacob Batalan as Peter’s BFF Ned Leeds; Tony Revolori as Spidey super-fan/Peter Parker nemesis Flash Thompson; and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Also probably returning is J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.
Peter Parker will likely stop by the Sanctum Sanctorum this time. Joining the cast in the “mentor role” previously occupied by Tony Stark and Nick Fury is Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
Here’s where things get interesting. Officially joining the cast are Jamie Foxx, reprising his role as Electro from
As for Vulture and Mysterio, no announcements have been made. But it would not be surprising to see both Michael Keaton return as The Vulture, and Jake Gyllenhaal reprising his Mysterio role. Because then we would only need two other villains to form the cinematic equivalent to the Sinister Six.
The Rumor Mill
This is where things get truly wild. Reports are running rampant that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are both returning as the Spider-Men from their respective films/continuities. Alongside them are said to be Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson (from the Maguire/Raimi movies) and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy (from the Garfield/Marc Webb films). This film may wind up a celebration of the entire 20-year Spider-Man film legacy. Holland has denied these rumors, but we all know how Marvel Studios keeps their cards
Just as out-of-left-field are the rumors that Charlie Cox may be reprising his role as Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil from the eponymous Netflix series. Given that Daredevil and Spidey have a long history as allies in the comics, this would make perfect sense. Also, Matt Murdock is a lawyer, and given the way
Spider-Man: No Way Home about?
The previous film’s ending had Peter Parker’s identity exposed by Mysterio, who framed him for murder. As the first trailer shows, Parker goes to Doctor Strange to ask for a spell to make everyone forget he’s Spider-Man. That spell goes very awry and here comes the Multiverse.
Holland shared the film feels a bit like a finale:
We were all treating [
No Way Home] as the end of a franchise, let’s say. I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you’d be seeing a very different version. It would no longer be the Homecomingtrilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don’t know. But we were definitely treating [ No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.
Holland also offered this insight, “When you’re dealing with magic spells and dimensions, it really gets complicated.” Sounds like