‘Doctor Strange’ Director Confirms That Other ‘Spider-Man’ Films Are Now Part Of The MCU

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While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been slowly and steadily building towards the expansion of the multiverse — the introduction of the quantum realm, alternate timelines, etc. — the staple of comic book storytelling is closer than ever to becoming a reality on the big screen due to some recent developments within the franchise, particularly when it comes to whatever’s going on with Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man, as the trio are all set to intersect in the coming years.

As things currently stand, Scarlet Witch is confirmed to appear in¬†Doctor Strange 2, while the Sorcerer Supreme is also locked into¬†Spider-Man¬†3. Not only that, but Jamie Foxx’s Electro from the previous, non-MCU¬†Spider-Man¬†franchise is also set to star, thus leading fans to speculate about what exactly Marvel is building towards.

Scott Derrickson, the director of the first¬†Doctor Strange, seemed to casually confirm that the other Spider-Man portrayals are now technically fair game in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying on Twitter that¬† “all Spider-man iterations are defacto MCU.”

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Given that both Doctor Strange and Jamie Foxx’s Electro are set to appear in Spider-Man 3, *and* that Derrickson was involved in the production of Doctor Strange 2¬†prior to his departure due to “creative differences”, this may be something of a Freudian slip that suggest Derrickson has an idea of what’s to come.

Coincidentally enough, following Derrickson’s departure, none other than cult horror hero Sam Raimi — director of the original beloved¬†Tobey Maguire-starring¬†Spider-Man¬†franchise — was hired to take over directing¬†Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,¬†which is set to begin production in the coming weeks and hit theaters in early 2022.

This has been a topic of frequent discussion here at¬†BroBible, as we even did a full podcast on the topic, discussing why we think the MCU is building towards its own live-action¬†Into the Spider-Verse¬†and how we think they’re building towards it, so make sure to check that out.

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