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A lot of people were shocked last week when it was announced that Jamie Foxx would be reprising the role of Electro in the third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland, but it looks like he won’t be the only franchise vet making a comeback. Word on the street has it that Kirsten Dunst and Dane DeHaan will be returning as well.
According to insider Daniel Richtman, other Spider-Man alum are set to reprise their roles in “upcoming” MCU projects—specifically Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane Watson) and Dane DeHaan (Green Goblin/Harry Osborn).
Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane) & Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborn from TASM 2) and possibly more actors will be portraying their old characters in upcoming MCU projects.
— cosmic (@cosmic_marvel) October 3, 2020
We don’t have any details on when they will appear, but everyone is expecting it to be the third Spider-Man movie which is speculated to delve into Multi-Verse territory. While nothing official has been confirmed, it’s possible we could be looking at the return of previous Spider-Men as well including Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
Personally, I wanted to give Holland’s Spider-Man more time to grow after Spider-Man: Far from Home. While I like the multi-verse concept, I think it’s too early to introduce it officially in the world of MCU Spider-Man. Then again, it all depends on delivery. Into the Spider-Verse was Miles Morales’ introduction to the big screen, and it all worked out somehow. Maybe it could be the same when it comes to Spider-Man 3.
Spider-Man 3 is said to be starting production later this year, and hopefully we could get some kind of teaser of synopsis before the year ends. While I am excited at the thought of returning actors, I would still prefer if they focused on moving forward with Holland’s version of Peter Parker.
Spider-Man 3 is set to come out on Dec. 17, 2021.