- Per The Hollywood Reporter, Doctor Strange will appear in a mentor role for Spider-Man, much in the same way that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) appeared in previous films.
- Spider-Man and Doctor Strange previously interacted in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
- “The role gives Holland a chance to play opposite seasoned actors, gives Peter Parker a father figure and gives the movies extra star power while also tying them to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
What this means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Adding Doctor Strange to the fold raises a lot of questions about what this means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For one, there have been rumors that Venom (Tom Hardy) will appear in the film and face off with Spider-Man, and there are rumors Spider-Man could appear in “Venom 2.” Also, there have been some rumblings of connecting the different Spider-Man universes, like the universe from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
- And, as I wrote about last week for Deseret.com, there’s Electro to consider. Jamie Foxx will reportedly return to act as Electro. He previously played the character in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which had Andrew Garfield in the Spider-Man role.
- Doctor Strange will appear in “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” which is expected to explore multiple realities and universes, too. This is pure speculation but there’s more than likely going to be some crossover events at work between the films.