A new rumor from Collider makes the claim that both Andrew Garfield and Kirsten Dunst will be showing up in Marvel’s Spider-Man 3. Also they’re suggesting that Tobey Maguire and Emma Stone might be coming back as well, although, seemingly less confident they’re currently attached.
Just like Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Andrew Garfield will be back, and if Sony/Marvel can close a deal with Tobey Maguire, he’ll be back too. Kirsten Dunst will return as MJ, and I expect Emma Stone to reprise her role as Gwen Stacy, pregnancy permitting. Why? Because this third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland will delve into the multi-verse, just like its animated counterpart Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I don’t think that’s a big secret at this point, so why do we pretend it is? Because we love the pageantry of it all.
However, the tone of the article is all over the place and I can’t really tell if this is actually sourced reporting or Collider simply echoing established online rumblings that have been circulating for months that Spider-Man 3 is expected to be some Spider-Verse/Multiverse combo along with the return of the aforementioned Spider-Man franchise actors. Possibly trying to make the connection from the confirmation that Alfred Molina is back as Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx as Electro.
The Multiverse theory is certainly one with teeth.
Benedict Cumberbatch is officially set to return as Doctor Strange in the Spider-Man sequel but the size of the crossover hasn’t been established since he’s filming Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness at the moment in Surrey, England with Sam Raimi (tackled the original Spider-Man trilogy) directing. Showing up in Spider-Man 3 would suggest that the Multiverse could be involved.
Spider-Man 3 is currently filming in Atlanta under the working title of The November Project and is set to be released on December 17th, 2021.