It looks like Spider-Man 3 is ready to film in New York City as early as Oct. 16, despite previous reports of a 2021 production.
With a theater schedule set for December 2021, Spider-Man 3, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, might likely hit its target release date amid the delays caused by COVID-19.
A fan on Reddit revealed that signs have been posted in a particular area in Queens, New York, asking vehicle owners to move their cars beginning on Oct. 16. Apparently, the request is to make way for a filming of a production titled Serenity Now.
Hollywood studios usually have working titles for these very public signs to dissuade fans from lurking on the set. Reddit users, however, concluded that Serenity Now is actually a code for Spider-Man 3.
Marvel hasn’t released an official announcement on the production, as of press time, but fans know that it is happening soon. It comes after Jamie Foxx revealed he has signed on to reprise his role as Electro.
Who is Electro?
Foxx played the supervillain in the 2014 movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Andrew Garfield as the webbed superhero. In this film, Electro/Max Dillon worked as an electrical engineer in Oscorp, who idolized Spider-Man after the superhero saved his life.
Max encountered an accident that gave him superpowers but made him mentally unstable. Spider-Man became his enemy after the superhero tried to stop his attack on Time Square.
This movie is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise, but reports stated that Marvel and Sony are keen on connecting these two worlds in the upcoming third film.
Aside from Foxx’s return, the studios are said to be working out a deal with Garfield and Tobey Maguire to come back as Spider-Man again. Marvel boss Kevin Feige wants Garfield, Maguire, and Holland to team up for Spider-Man 3.
Awaiting Kraven’s confirmation
Meanwhile, fans are eagerly awaiting more details about the filming since Marvel and Sony have not revealed who will play Kraven the Hunter. Rumors of this character’s addition in the trilogy have been buzzing for years since he is the webbed superhero’s most challenging villain in the comics.
Director Jon Watts hinted during the early stages of development of the trilogy that he wants to bring in Kraven to the trilogy.
Meanwhile, the official title of Spider-Man 3 hasn’t been unveiled as well, but fans are certain it will have the word “home” on it just like Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2109).
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