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Doctor Strange will appear in ‘Spider-Man 3.’ Here’s why that matters for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Benedict Cumberbatch will be involved in ‘Spider-Man 3,’ which means some reality-bending stuff may happen.

Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in “Doctor Strange.”
Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in “Doctor Strange.”
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Doctor Strange will bend his way into the upcoming Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland, which raises so many questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • 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.”