Benedict Cumberbatch will star as Doctor Strange in Spider-Man 3, it was reported Thursday. The time-bending Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero will join as Peter Parker's new mentor following the , according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The live-action Spider-Verse seems to be coming to life, with Spider-Man: Far From Home., who previously appeared in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Andrew Garfield. J.K. Simmons, who played the editor of the Daily Bugle J. Jonah Jameson in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy, also made an appearance as at the end of
Cumberbatch will also be returning in his own sequel,, which has been .
Sony Pictures, Marvel and Disney declined to comment.