It's looking pretty obvious that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will be pulling out their biggest guns for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's third Spider-Man film and while we still know very little about the upcoming superhero flick, all the recent development regarding it pretty much suggests that something huge is going to take place. Of course, it's a little too early to get excited but things are looking hella promising for sure.
Production has already kicked off for the film which serves as Tom Holland's fifth outing as our web-slinging hero and by the looks of it, it's shaping up to be one of the MCU's best offerings. Here's what we know so far:
It picks up where Far From Home left off. This one clearly is a no-brainer, of course. 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home featured the shocking revelation surrounding Spider-Man's secret identity, thanks to the cunning and devious Mysterio, and with Peter Parker finally getting exposed, it'll be interesting to see how this affects his normal life and the people who are most important to him. After all, the entire point of him taking on an alter-ego is to save his loved ones from danger.
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are rumored to join Tom Holland. This has been going on for quite some time now but Spider-Man 3 is said to bring back Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to reprise their Spider-Man roles. Sony has recently come out to put a stop to the rumor mill, but the recent announcement surrounding Alfred Molina, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Stone's castings has once again opened the possibility of Maguire and Garfield's inclusion in the film.
It could see the debut of the Sinister Six. Tobey and Andrew's potential involvement in the film leads us to this one. So far, it's been confirmed that Electro and Doc Ock will be appearing in the film. Aside from them, there's also the possibility of Vulture and Scorpion joining the chaos and we can count Mysterio in assuming he's still "alive". This could very well be an indication that the Sinister Six will officially be formed in the third film. If you'll do the math though, there's still one position left open in the potential supervillain team but who could that be? Kraven the Hunter? Venom? We still don't know for sure.
It could turn one of Peter Parker's best friends against him. We reported a few weeks back that a new Spider-Man 3 rumor suggests that Peter's best buddy Ned Leeds could undergo a villainous transformation in the film and take on the Hobgoblin mantle. This allegedly takes place after Ned's family gets killed in an accident that has something to do with Spider-Man. Recently, fans have been buzzing about actor Jacob Batalon's drastic body transformation and it led a lot of them to believe that he's preparing to become the MCU's Hobgoblin.
It's likely that WandaVision is responsible for the events that will take place in the film. Phase 4's first offering WandaVision is set to premiere on Disney+ next year and judging by the show's official trailer, it looks like Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch will be the one responsible for opening the portal to the Multiverse, thus helping villains from other timelines enter Earth-616. Of course, all of this has something to do with her reality-warping powers which she'll most likely abuse in the MCU spinoff show.
The possibilities are endless for Spider-Man 3 and while it's fun to come up with theories this early, we still need to see the film in full to really witness everything unfold. One thing's for sure though, if Marvel Studios and Sony end up pulling the trigger and make it a full-blown Spider-Verse film, it could easily go down as the biggest crossover event in comic book film history. How can you not be excited about that?
Spider-Man 3 is scheduled for release in December 2021.
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