Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange will return for Spider-Man 3
The Sorcerer Supreme will be seen again in Tom Holland's next Spider-Man movie.
Doctor Strange has booked his next appointment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Reps for Sony and Marvel had no comment. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.
Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man came in to serve as a mentor to the young Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, followed by Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury (or at least someone who looks like him) in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Bleecker Street magician will now fulfill a similar role in the untitled sequel for the teen from Queens.
THR previously reported that Jamie Foxx would be reprising his Electro character from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Marvel and Sony's third Holland-led film, which certainly raised a few eyebrows given how those were thought to be separate cinematic universes. But, as the J.K. Simmons returned as J. Jonah Jameson in the end-credits sequence for Far From Home, it certainly opened the door for more to return.
Strange's involvement with this new story may also imply a certain amount of reality warping. Disney+'s WandaVision series, which feeds directly into the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sequel film, suggests Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) will be tapping into her own reality-manipulating abilities.
Strange and Spidey first met during the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Homecoming and Far From Home director Jon Watts returns for the next film, which is currently scheduled for release on Dec. 17, 2021.