Benedict Cumberbatch 'to RETURN as Doctor Strange for third Spider-Man movie in ...

Benedict Cumberbatch 'to RETURN as Doctor Strange for third Spider-Man movie in 2021'... amid claims will reprise his role as Electro

By Laura Fox For Mailonline

Published: 21:10 BST, 8 October 2020 | Updated: 21:30 BST, 8 October 2020

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Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly set to reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the third Spider-Man movie.

Sources claim the actor, 44, will make an appearance opposite Tom Holland in the Marvel sequel as a mentor of sorts to the teen hero, with filming set to begin this month.

Benedict - who is also set to film the sequel Doctor Strange and and the Multiverse of Madness this month - is also thought to appearing opposite the villainous Electro, following reports that will also reprise the role in the 2021 blockbuster.

He's back! Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly set to reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the third Spider-Man movie (pictured as the titular sorcerer in the 2016 film)

He's back! Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly set to reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the third Spider-Man movie (pictured as the titular sorcerer in the 2016 film)

Benedict will reportedly don his cloak of levitation to play the supernatural hero Doctor Strange in currently titled Spider-Man 3, according to The Reporter.

It's thought he'll continue the trend of acting as a mentor to young Peter Parker, following Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jnr.) in the first film and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in the second. 

The film is due to begin filming in Atlanta later this month, and it remains to be seen how Benedict will produce his scenes while working on the Multiverse of Madness, which is due to begin production in London at the same time.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Sony Pictures, Benedict Cumberbatch and Disney for comment. 

Exciting: Sources claim the actor will make an appearance opposite Tom Holland in the Marvel sequel as a mentor of sorts to the teen hero, with filming set to begin this month

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