Rumours of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield being roped in for the forthcoming Tom Holland-starrer sequel, Spider-Man 3, were rife in October this year. Several publications shared the storey that the last part of the Marvel film would see the two former actors who played the iconic superhero. The reports were however, debunked by an official statement issued by the MCU, which clarified that the film’s casting was not verified.’
Similar news is again making waves a month later – however, this time around, storeys have created a lot of buzz about the female stars of the Maguire and Garfield’s Spider-Man films being featured in Spider-Man 3. In Holland’s new superhero flick, Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone will reprise their roles, according to Collider.
Details of the storyline have been kept under wraps, although there have been suggestions for some time that previous Spider-Man characters might surface as the MCU digs into the multiverse. This was evidently confirmed by the announcement that Electro (Jamie Foxx) of The Incredible Spider-Man 2 will be in Spider-Man 3, and recently, news emerged that Alfred Molina will officially play Doctor Octopus again.
Talks with Maguire are possibly underway, and when they may be finished, it remains to be seen. Meanwhile the article suggests that Dunst is already scheduled to come back in the film as MJ (Mary Jane).
While the return of Maguire in Spider-Man 3 is not yet a done deal, it’s a positive indication that negotiations are going on at all. It would be weird not to have Maguire if Garfield and Dunst both return. Hopefully, to make things work, he and the studios would be able to arrange everything. Having Maguire and Dunst back on the big screen again would be fun, and everyone would love to see Holland’s Spider-Man connect with Maguire’s.
The original study suggested that Maguire and Garfield ‘could’ feature in Spider-Man 3 and that they would arrive in the final act to help Holland defeat Electro.” It added that Electro would then be joined by other Spider-Man villains. But the concept wasn’t proven, as the studio noted, so let’s take it with a webbed-salt fistful.
If Electro arrives from another world, however, who better to assist Spiderman(s) than a sorcerer who is acquainted with alternate worlds and magic? Here’s hoping the role of Cumberbatch isn’t just as a substitute for Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame after the latter’s defiant death.
Since the cynical snarkiness of Doctor Strange has always been compared to that of Stark, his dynamic with Parker might easily follow a similar course.