Tom Holland’s Spider-Man sounds like he’s in trouble if the revealed title (s) for Marvel Cinematic Universes Spider-Man 3 is any indication.
Announced on Holland’s Instagram, the title of the third installment of the Marvel-Sony franchise is official Spider-Man: Telephone home. The subtitle falls right in line with the high school theme Homecoming and European holiday sequel Far from homeand creates even more distance from Peter Parker’s home in New York City. (Also good ONE nod.)
But wait … is that the title?
In a separate post, costar Jacob Batalon shared another still image from the set with one various title processing. Get ready for … Spider-Man: Home-Wrecker?
Based on casting reports that neither Marvel Studios nor Sony Pictures have yet technically confirmed, Spider-Man 3 will see Spidey sucked up in the multiverse. Holland and Batalon̵
The turn to an actual multiverse comes after Mysterio pranked the world to believe that there were other plans for existence in Far from home … only for the audience to learn through a post-credit scene came by JK Simmons’ J.Jonah Jameson that maybe everything is connected (and that Peter Parker is Spider-Man – but it’s a completely different baptism of worms). After Evan Peters’ Quicksilver from the Fox X-Men movies appeared WandaVision a few weeks ago, all cross-franchise shenanigans seemed plausible with Marvel Studios in control of its properties again.
Spider-Man 3 said to switch Doctor Strange to the fatherly role Tony Stark filled again Homecomingand ropes in villains far beyond MCU – including Jamie Foxx’s Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2. There has been no formal casting or announcement of a key villain, but rumors have been circulating that series director Jon Watts’ dream of bringing Kraven the Hunter to the screen may actually happen. (Then cross his fingers, he chases Spideys through the multiverse.)
No matter what doors the film opens to the larger universe, and no matter what the heck they end up calling it, Spider-Man 3 promises to be the biggest part of MCU Spider-Man yet. “The film is incredibly ambitious and I’m very happy to say we’re doing it,” Holland recently told Yahoo. “It goes really well. We saw a battle scene that we had shot a few weeks ago and I have never seen a battle scene quite like the one in MCU. I’m really excited for the audience to see it. ”
Spider-Man: Phone Home / Home-Wrecker, currently filming at Marvel’s home base in Atlanta, Georgia, is again directed by Watts, who has the rare honor of helping each part of a single MCU hero franchise (and he will step up again for a non-Sony Marvel movie, Fantastic Firein the not so distant future). Like the entire Marvel movie calendar over the past year, the availability of state-of-the-art theaters and reopens in the midst of the COVID pandemic could change plans at a glance, but for now, Spider-Man: Phone Home / Home-Wrecker is set for release date December 17, 2021. At least Sony and Disney actually managed to reach an agreement to make it happen in the first place.