Elizabeth Olsen to Appear in Spider-Man 3
According to a report on Small Screen, Elizabeth Olsen will be reprising the role of Wanda Maximoff, A.K.A. the Scarlet Witch, in the upcoming (but as-of-yet-untitled) third movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man series – currently, being referred to as Spider-Man 3.
WandaVision Builds the Mighty Multiverse
The report is the latest suggestion that Spider-Man 3 is going to have a truly mind-blowing cast full of your very favorite characters from across the mighty Marvel multiverse! And perhaps, it’s not a surprise that this news is coming the week after we learned that the circumstances that have befallen Westview on WandaVision may be the result of Wanda’s power.
So far, it’s already been confirmed that WandaVision will connect with the upcoming Dr. Strange movie, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, according to the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige himself. In that movie, Wanda will appear alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s eponymous Sorcerer Supreme.
With the latest rumor from Small Screen, this writer is now thinking: “Why not just connect the Scarlet Witch to the inter-dimensional Spider-Man movies, as well?”
Spider-Man 3: Into the Raimi-Verse in WANDAVISION
It’s pretty clear that Spider-Man 3 starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker is heading into multiverse territory, as well. At MarvelBlog, we already reported on the possible return of the previous actors to portray Parker – like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield – who are rumored to appear as live-action alternate-universe versions of Spider-Man (a concept pioneered in comics and in animation by the Into the Spider-Verse).
Additionally, it isn’t just Parker who will be appearing in Spider-Man 3: there’s also a veritable rogue’s gallery reprising their roles.
Alfred Molina will be reprising the role of Otto Octavius, a character he first played in 2004’s Spider-Man 2, and Jamie Foxx will be returning as Electro, a role he originated in 2015’s Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Plus, there will be several characters from earlier movies in the MCU Spider-Man series, like Michael Keaton as Vulture and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, are also rumored to appear in the trilogy’s third movie.
And that’s in addition to J.K. Simmons, who delighted fans when he returned to the role of notorious Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson in the mid-credits sequence for 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, a role he first played in 2002’s Spider-Man.
Who could be behind all these inter-dimensional antics? Is it Sam Raimi, the director of the 2000’s Spider-Man trilogy and the director of the upcoming Dr. Strange in the Mutiverse of Madness? Only time (and perhaps parallel timelines) will tell…