Some interesting news being reported from IGN, as they report that the untitled third MCU Spider-Man film is bringing back Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst and Alfred Molina from their respective Spider-Man films. Emma Stone is currently pregnant, so it is unknown if she’s been contacted to return.
Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst will reportedly reprise their former Spider-Man movie roles, according to Collider.
The Hollywood Reporter originally broke the news that Alfred Molina will return to his role as Doctor Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus, in Spider-Man 3 starring Tom Holland, but Collider added in their report that “Kirsten Dunst will return as MJ” and that “Andrew Garfield will be back.” Collider also said that Maguire will be back as well if Sony and Marvel can close that deal.
Maguire played Peter Parker and Spider-Man in 2002’s Spider-Man, 2004’s Spider-Man 2, which featured Molina as Otto Octavius, and 2007’s Spider-Man 3. Garfield played Peter Parker and Spider-Man in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Dunst played MJ in all three of the Maguire Spider-Man movies.
Alfred Molina is reportedly set to return as Doctor Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 3 starring Tom Holland.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Molina will once again play the villain Doctor Octopus in the upcoming Marvel Spider-Man movie. He previously played the character in the 2004 Sam Raimi movie Spider-Man 2 during Toby Maguire’s tenure as Spider-Man.
Molina was reportedly spotted on the set of Spider-Man 3, which is currently filming. Star Tom Holland published photos of himself as Spider-Man on the set of the upcoming movie.
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With Molina appearing, three different Spider-Man runs, from Maguire’s to Holland’s, will appear in the upcoming Spider-Man movie. This has fueled speculation that the third movie will feature some kind of multiverse storyline, especially since Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will also appear in the film. Strange’s next solo movie also happens to be titled “The Multiverse of Madness.”
There’s been no other word on other characters from past Spider-Man movies appearing in the Tom Holland sequel, though Foxx, in a now-deleted Instagram post, suggested three Spider-Men may appear in the film.
For more on the next Spider-Man movie, check out IGN’s guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4.