Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise the role of superhero Doctor Strange. The actor will join the cast of Spider-Man 3 , Deadline reports Thursday. Tom Holland again plays the title role and Jon Watts directs the superhero film.

Cumberbatch already played the role in Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War . According to sources, he will first shoot the new Spider-Man movie and then prepare to shoot Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , the sequel to the 2016 film.

Doctor Strange takes the role of mentor to Peter Parker in the third Spider-Man film, a similar role played by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) In the first film.

The shooting of the third and still untitled Spider-Man film has already started. The film should be released in 2021.

The Spider-Man series previously published Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).