No upcoming Marvel Studios film has been the subject of wilder rumors and speculation than this year’s Spider-Man threequel. Charlie Cox. Toby Maguire. Andrew Garfield. Emma Stone. Jamie Foxx. Willem Dafoe. Alfred Molina. The list of actors we’ve heard attached to this film and their attachments to previous iterations of Spider-Man seem to have no end. In an interview with Comicbook.com’s Brandon Davis, Kevin Feige spoke to this impressive list of rumors.
I’ve read some things. I’m not sure I’ve read all things. The fun thing about online speculation when it comes to our stuff is how sometimes it couldn’t be more off the mark and sometimes it’s shockingly close, and that’s held true for the last few years. But saying which is which would take all the fun out of everything.
As you’d expect, Fiege didn’t confirm any of the dozens of rumors out there, but it is interesting that he didn’t flatly deny any either. Instead, he may have actually thrown gas on the fire by pointing out the fact that the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel will explore the multiverse.
The biggest clue is the title of the second Doctor Strange movie. That’s the biggest clue of where the Multiverse of Madness is taking us and how we’re exploring that. It’s surreal to me that we’re talking about a Spider-Man 3. I worked on a movie called Spider-Man 3 many years ago directed by Mr. Sam Raimi. So this clearly, the shorthand of calling it Spider-Man 3 now, it’s fine. We call it Homecoming 3.
At this point, it seems that any and everything is possible. Spider-Man 3 is set to hit theaters this December; Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness is set to follow it in March of 2022.