An MCU Favorite Has Been Ruled Out Of Spider-Man: Far From Home


Though they share the same area code, Peter Parker and Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme won’t be teaming up for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

At least, that’s according to MCU boss Kevin Feige, who told /Film that, while Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch greatly enjoy working together (see: Avengers: Infinity War), Strange won’t be swinging by Far From Home as the 2019 sequel is primarily concerned with Peter Parker and his summer vacation to Europe.

It’s shaping up to be a globe-trotting adventure for everyone’s favorite Web-Head, too, what with London and Berlin supposedly earmarked as filming locations – Far From Home is currently lensing across parts of the UK, but will soon expand through Europe over the coming weeks. Just don’t expect Doctor Strange to be hitching a ride.

Here’s what Kevin Feige told /Film:

I could be coy about it but… no. I don’t wanna get people excited. But Benedict and Holland have liked the idea of working together.

That’s a little disappointing, of course, given the chemistry between Spidey and Strange during Avengers: Infinity War. Nevertheless, with Tom Holland already contracted for a solo trilogy and talk of Doctor Strange 2, these are two heroes that will help shape Marvel’s Phase 4 far beyond 2019. So it’s really a question of when, rather than if, they join forces outside an MCU event movie.

Until then, though, Avengers 4 appears to be the next time when we’ll see Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch in a Marvel pic together – for the record, the British duo are set to appear in The Current War, a period drama about the intense and often bitter rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, meanwhile, opens July 5th, 2019.