Spider-Man No Way Home: ‘Another Andrew Garfield villain returning’ alongside Electro

Tom Holland reveals he has received the Spider-Man 3 script

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WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. Spider-Man No Way Home’s plot is mostly shrouded in mystery, aside from Tom Holland’s Peter Parker returning and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange joining the cast. However, with the MCU set to explore the Marvel multiverse, rumours have been rife that not only are Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker reprising their roles, but also stars who played villains in their Sony movies.

It’s long been reported that both Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock will feature, with the latter confirming his involvement in the blockbuster just last week.

But now a new report claims that Rhys Ifans’ is reprising The Lizard from Garfield’s first turn as the Web-Slinger in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man.

This comes from We Got This Covered’s Marvel sources who correctly predicted that Rachel McAdams is back as Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

While both Doc Ock and Electro died in their previous appearances, Ifans’ Curt Connors is technically still alive in the Garfield Spider-Man universe.

The Lizard was last seen being visited in prison during The Amazing Spider-Man’s end credits scene.

As for how he’ll be reintroduced, a clue may be found in Molina’s recent statements about his involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The 67-year-old shared with Variety how the new movie’s director Jon Watts told him it will pick up from “that moment” in Spider-Man 2 with Doc Ock in the river.

That Sam Raimi movie is set in 2004, while Spider-Man: No Way Home takes place some 20 years later in another universe.

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But with the MCU now exploring both time travel and the multiverse, no doubt all this will somehow make sense going forwards.

Interestingly, Raimi is directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so perhaps some of these past Sony characters will also feature in his movie some three months later.

Additionally, Giant Freakin Robot’s sources claim Sony are considering a Spider-Man 4 directed by him and starring Maguire once again.

The outlet clarified that the insider says neither the actor nor director are signed on for such a project yet.

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Nevertheless, just the fact the movie is allegedly in consideration at the studio is very exciting, especially for fans of the original Spider-Man trilogy.

After all, Maguire and Raimi’s planned Spider-Man 4 was ditched, with Sony going for the Garfield reboot instead.

While Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange 2 explore the multiverse, other upcoming MCU shows and movies are looking at time travel.

Loki arrives on Disney+ in June and will follow the alternate 2012 version of the god of mischief, who escaped with Tesseract in Avengers Endgame.

From the first trailers for Loki, it looks like he’ll be required to fix his timeline after being captured by the Time Variance Authority.

While upcoming MCU movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will introduce Marvel Comics’ time travel villain Kang the Conquerer.

Whatever happens next, fans are certainly in for a wild ride, but let’s just hope it’s not all too convoluted to follow.

Spider-Man: No Way Home hits cinemas on December 17, 2021, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will follow on March 25, 2022.

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