Live action Spider-Verse coming to the big screen?

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter

With production on “Spider-Man 3” underway, many rumors are circulating that the film may have all three actors of the character team up for one big epic crossover film.
Ever since Sony released the 2018 animated hit movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” fans have been begging for a live-action take on the Spider-Verse.
The film follows many incarnations of the famous web-slinger from different universes as they team up to fight crime. Versions in the film include classic Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, and even the pig version known as Spider-Ham.
The film was a box office success when it was released, and now many fans are crossing their fingers that Disney and Sony use the concept of the Spider-Verse for their live-action films.
The one catch though is instead of different incarnations of the character teaming up, fans want the studios to team up all the Spider-Man actors for one big epic film.
Although this idea was nothing more than fan fiction a few years back, it has picked up traction this month.
Production on the third Tom Holland Spider-Man film recently started in Queens, NY, and with it came lots of news.
On Oct. 1, IGN reported that actor Jamie Foxx would be reprising his role as the villain Electro for the upcoming third Holland Spider-Man sequel.
This was surprising news for fans since Foxx played this villain in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which was a movie that was set in a completely different universe from Holland’s and had actor Andrew Garfield playing the wall-crawling hero.
Fans soon started speculating that this casting leak pretty much confirmed that Spider-Verse was in store for the upcoming sequel, but it was still possible that Foxx was playing a new and different take on the villain and was only coming back to redeem the character since his first attempt was not well received by fans.
Any confusion on whether this was the same Electro from Garfield’s sequel was put to an end when Foxx posted a now-deleted image on his Instagram that depicted three Spider-Men facing off against Electro.
A few days later on Oct. 8, IGN also broke that actor Benedict Cumberbatch would appear in the third Holland film as Dr. Strange.
This information added more fuel to the Spider-Verse fire since the title for the Dr. Strange sequel that will follow Holland’s film is “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
Fans know that the Dr. Strange sequel will involve the multiverse in some way shape or form and with his appearance in the third Holland film, who’s to say that the multiverse will not also make an appearance.
Another big piece of the puzzle is that Marvel announced that the director of the upcoming Dr. Strange sequel will be Sam Raimi, who directed the original Spider-Man trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire.
It is very likely that Raimi talked Maguire into reprising the iconic role for the third Holland film and Dr. Strange sequel.
Sony has not debunked the rumors of Maguire and Garfield starring in the upcoming sequel.
“Those rumored castings are not confirmed,” said a Sony rep in an interview with ET Canada.
The possibility of Holland, Maguire, and Garfield starring in the upcoming sequel seems more likely than ever now and is definitely something all fans would be dying to see.
Sony revealed that fans can expect their first look at the film in December.
The final cut of the film will be released on Dec. 17, 2021.