New reports suggest that “Spider Man” may swing by the “Doctor Strange” movie before the web-slinger’s stand-alone film debuts in 2017.
This report comes from a set photo shared by Marvel Co-President Louis D’Esposito in his Twitter account (with Twitter handle @louisde2). The photo features D’Esposito posing with “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson and actor Tom Holland who is Marvel’s new Spider Man.
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) December 16, 2015
Screen Rant reports that without any confirmation, the photo could mean nothing but just a set visit and Holland may just be making friends with other characters and crew behind the Marvel movie.
It is also important to take note that Holland is not wearing a costume in the photo which justifies this theory.
However, Screen Rant also does not dismiss the fact that Spider Man could still show up in “Doctor Strange”. If he ever shows up, though, the website thinks that it will not be some sort of superhero team up between Peter Parker and Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Instead, SR thinks that it will be a minimal role where a bit of Spider Man’s origin story will be introduced.
Meanwhile, Collider also thinks that it will not be that weird if Spider Man shows up in “Doctor Strange” because other Marvel movies have seen stranger cameos. Collider cites Captain America’s (Chris Evans) surprise appearance in “Thor: The Dark World” as proof that anything can happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In addition, the website notes that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Anthony Mackie’s Falcon/Sam Wilson have appeared in more than one Marvel movie so the studio can put Spider Man whichever film they want.
For now, fans can only speculate regarding this matter and nothing can be known for sure until “Doctor Strange” comes out in theaters on November 4, 2016.
However, if you are dying to get a glimpse of the new Spider Man, you do not have to wait that long.
Tom Holland’s version of Spidey is set to make his first appearance in the MCU in “Captain America: Civil War” which will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.