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The Next “Spider Man” Movie Sounds Like a Web Convention with Holland, Maguire, Garfield, Plus Alfred Molina, Kirsten Dunst, More


It sounds like the next “Spider Man” movie will be a crowded affair.

Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei, of course, as Aunt May. But now the word is that past Peters Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will appear as well. How about Sally Field and Rosemary Harris? Why not?

Announced today definitely is the return of the great Alfred Molina as Otto Octavius a.k.a Doctor Octopus. Jamie Foxx is returning as Electro from Andrew Garfield’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori are coming back from the Holland movies as well. There’s also supposed to be an appearance by Bendedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange from the Marvel Universe.

How will director Jon Watts make sense of all this? Leave it to producer Amy Pascal. She will pull the whole thing off with ease. She has the real Spidey powers!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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