Doctor Strange to Replace Iron Man as Peter Parker’s Mentor
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return as Doctor Strange in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 alongside Tom Holland. Could this hint at an explanation on how Jamie Foxx‘s Electro is jumping into the MCU?
Spider-Man 3 is shaping up to be an important installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Just last week it was announced Jamie Foxx will be reprising his role as the villain Electro. However, he’ll be making the jump from the Andrew Garfield Spidey films to Tom Holland’s.
We speculated how this could be done and still make sense, but figured our theory may be a little far-fetched. That is, however, until news broke that Doctor Strange is now set to join the film as well!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Strange will take on a new role in the MCU as Peter Parker’s mentor. As we all know, a void was left in Spider-Man’s life when Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, died at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
We got to see how the lack of a mentor affected Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home, so it’s good to hear Doctor Strange will step up. Tony Stark was not only a superhero mentor to Peter Parker, but something of a father figure as well.
Important MCU Release Dates
Marvel and Disney have had to push their Phase 4 schedule back due to the pandemic, so there’s more than enough time to work out the details.
As it stands, Spider-Man 3 is set to be released December 17, 2021. It’s interesting to see how (and if) Doctor Strange’s role in the film will set up his own film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is set to be released three months later on March 25, 2022.
Of course these dates will most likely change several times before then, it’s a good point to start theorizing.