It has been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Doctor Strange’ will make an appearance in ‘Spider-Man 3’ alongside Tom Holland.

With Cumberbatch reprising his role of the New York-based Strange, it is thought that he will take on the mentorship of young Peter Parker now that Tony Stark has passed on and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.

With the casting of Cumberbatch and the recent addition of bringing back Jamie Foxx’s Electro, the role he played in 2014’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, it is thought that Sony’s Spider-verse will heavily lean into the MCU’s Multiverse.

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The third ‘Spider-Man’ movie is set to begin production in Atlanta with director Jon Watts in November. Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori are all expected to reprise their roles from the previous two films.

Cumberbatch is due to star in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, which, in a further bit of meta-universe tom-foolery, will be helmed by former ‘Spider-Man’ director Sam Raimi. Production on the film is also due to start in November in London.