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All the latest news and rumours for Spider-Man: No Way Home

It’s not long until the release of Spider-Man’s third solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and here’s all you need to know about it before the web-slinger hits the screen.

After a pause to catch its breath in 2020 after the conclusion of the Infinity Sage, Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is well and truly underway. We’ve not only been treated to the likes of Loki and WandaVision television series on Disney Plus, but the curtain has just raised on the first theatrical film of the era, Black Widow. So now our attention has turned to the return of Tom Holland in his third solo outing as your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.

Release Date for Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be released on December 17, 2021.

Its original July release date was pushed back due to (what else?) the global Covid-19 pandemic, but despite this delay it has still managed to keep up a good pace with previous releases, coming out just two years after Spider-Man: Far From Home, which itself hit the screens two years before Spider-Man: Homecoming.

How to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in cinemas.

Although other Disney films have been available to stream immediately upon the theatrical release, this seems unlikely to happen with the new Spider-Man film due to the fact that Sony shares the rights to the character; that’s why the previous to entries in the saga are still unavailable on Disney Plus.

All the latest rumours for Spider-Man: No Way Home

While details are scarce at this point in time, as we still haven’t even been treated to a trailer yet, all details seem to suggest that a multiverse storyline finally coming to fruition. This is corroborated by several casting decisions, starting with the addition of Doctor Strange.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be reprising his MCU role for Spider-Man: No Way Home, acting as Peter Parker’s mentor this time around (following in the footsteps of Tony Stark and Nick Fury). Doctor Strange is of course (as far as we know…), the only MCU hero who can travel through different dimensions. Where things have got really interesting is with the news of two actors returning to their previous roles: Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus.

Spidey fans will know that Jamie Foxx has already played Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, while Alfred Molina was the starring villain in the series’ best film, Spider-Man 2.

This news suggests that a merger could possibly occur between the MCU’s depiction of Spider-Man and the other Spider-Man films we’ve seen over the years. Given the huge amount of praise offered to Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I wouldn’t be surprised if President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, was eager to see the MCU do its own take on a multiverse storyline.

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To that end, rumours have been doing the rounds that both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will squeeze themselves into Spidey’s blue-and-red spandex once more – so watch this space.