A slew of new casting announcements have been revealed for the upcoming, currently untitled, sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home. It has been rumoured for a while now that the threequel would be delving into the multiverse, ever since Benedict Cumberbatch was announced to be appearing in the movie in his Doctor Strange role.
First of the additions to the cast is Alfred Molina, reprising his role as Doctor Octopus from 2004’s Spider-Man 2. Considering Jamie Foxx had previously been cast as his villainous role of Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and JK Simmons also returned to his role as J. Jonah Jameson, this wasn’t overly surprising but very welcome.
Then things got even more interesting as it was suggested that both Andrew Garfield and Kirsten Dunst had signed on to reprise their roles as Peter Parker/Spider-Man from The Amazing Spider-Man film series and Mary Jane Watson from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy respectively.
The report also stated that Tobey Maguire was in talks to reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man while Emma Stone was “expected” to return as Gwen Stacy. Clearly there is some negotiating to be done with these two but it’s looking a lot like a live-action Spider-Verse will be gracing our screens when the sequel hits cinemas next December.
Finally, Murphy’s Multiverse is reporting that Charlie Cox will be reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the film in a deal that has “been set in stone for months now”. The rights to Daredevil recently returned to Marvel Studios and it has been rumoured for a while now that Daredevil would appear to help the wallcrawler out so this is great news if true.
Bear in mind that neither Sony nor Marvel Studios have confirmed any of these announcements but should they prove to be true I think it’s safe to say that Tom Holland’s third outing as Spidey is going to be huge. Remember to check out our list of every character confirmed to be appearing in the threequel here.