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When is Spider-Man 3 coming out? Casting, trailer, plot, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:28 Updated: 17/Oct/2020 5:08

by Tanner Pierce


Spider-Man 3, starring Tom Holland, is currently set for release in a couple years but despite the fact that it’s a ways out, there’s still some things we know about the title. Here’s everything we know, and don’t know, about the untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Spider-Man is a rare case for the MCU. While the character hasn’t always been a part of the main film universe, in 2015 Sony, who holds the film rights to the character, and Marvel, struck a deal that allowed him to take part in their series of films.


While it’s certainly hit a few road bumps along the way, with both companies at one point not renewing their deal over disputes, for now the web-slinger remains as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Because of this, he has a new film on the way.

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Tom Holland last appeared as the web-slinger in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.


While Tom Holland will, of course, be back as Spider-Man, the only other real piece of information we know about casting is that of Jamie Foxx’s return as Electro. The news shook the film community when it was announced in early October 2020, as it’s safe to say most people didn’t expect Foxx to reprise his role from the Andrew Garfield-led Amazing Spider-Man series.


On October 8, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch joined the cast, once again reprising his role as Doctor Strange in the MCU. According to the outlet, Strange will be a “mentor” to Peter Parker in the film, although more details about the part he plays have not been revealed at the time of writing.

This casting fuels the rumor that the movie will deal with the multi-verse, especially considering that the next Doctor Strange film is already confirmed to do so.

Aside from those three, however, we don’t know anything more about the casting, including whether Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and others will be coming back.


Spider-Man 3 first look coming in December

The film has already started production, and Sony promised that fans will have a chance to get a first look before the end of the year. There’s no news on whether it will be a teaser trailer or a full-blown preview, but more information will be released in the holiday season. Either way, it’s good to know that things are finally kicking into gear, with the film still expected to be released on December 16, 2021.

Reliable outlet MCU Cosmic has reported that filming for Spider-Man 3, which is codenamed Serenity Now, is expected to start in New York City on October 16, 2020. With previous reports stating that the movie would start filming later in the year, this could mean that a trailer might come sooner rather than later.

That being said, it’s important to remember that, with the state of the world, anything is possible when it comes to the production and fans should be prepared for delays.


If all goes according to plan, however, fans should be able to see a first look at the movie sometime in early to mid-2021.


Plot details about the film are currently unknown but with the casting of Jamie Foxx as Electro, many fans are speculating that third film could deal with the multi-verse in some way, similar to that of the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


These rumors flourished after the fact that Foxx uploaded an image to Instagram featuring multiple Spider-Men looking at Electro, while also confirming the casting announcement. The image itself was fan-made, however, it may be proof that the movie could deal with the multi-verse in some way.

At this point, only time will tell what’s going to happen with the movie. We’ll be updating this article as more information comes out about Spider-Man 3, or whatever it ends up being called, so keep it locked to Dexerto.

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Dexter showrunner reveals Showtime revival details: setting, cast, canon

Published: 16/Oct/2020 19:44

by Michael Gwilliam


Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips has revealed a ton of new information about the limited series revival announced at Showtime starring Michael C. Hall.

The premium cable channel’s serial killer series first began in 2006 and lasted eight seasons, with its then-finale airing in 2013. While the show was a hit for the network, its finale left many fans disappointed.


Now, according to Phillips, this ten-episode limited series will provide an opportunity to present a second finale to the show.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips said that the team doesn’t want the project to be “Dexter season 9,” but rather something different than what fans are used to.

Dexter season 8 finale
Season 8 still happened, for better or for worse.

The original finale is still canon

When asked if the Dexter revival will be undoing the previous finale in Season 8, Philips was clear that they wouldn’t be “undoing anything.”

“We’re ten years later,” he said, explaining that the show will pick up with some significant passage of time. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say ‘that was all a dream,’ or whatever it is. What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years.”

Thus, the end of season 8 with Debra dying and Dexter leaving Miami to work for a lumber company is still canon.

Debra Morgan from Dexter
Debra Morgan may be returning from the dead.

Debra Morgan may be brought back

Even though certain fan-favorite characters such as Debra Morgan – played by Jennifer Carpenter – may be dead on the show, that doesn’t mean they won’t return.

“There is some flexibility to do some movie magic,” Phillips explained before being asked specifically about Debra. “My answer to that is I can’t answer that.”

One possibility that would fit the Dexter universe is to have Debra return as a guiding ghost or spirit, just as Dexter’s father and brother had.

Dexter in shipping container with blood
Dexter will have a major setting change.

The show won’t return to Miami

When asked about where the writers wanted to be situating Dexter geographically, Phillips simply revealed that Miami was off the table.

“I need to be a little coy, but I will say that it won’t be Miami,” he revealed.


There are a couple of possibilities with the first being Oregon, where season 8 ended, and the other being Argentina, where Dexter’s former lover Hannah and son ran off in the original finale.

Dexter looks through his knives
Dexter’s Dark Passenger still remains.

Dexter will look and feel “different”

When pressed by THR about the character of Dexter and his evolution, Phillips explained that even though time has passed, it doesn’t mean his “dark passenger” isn’t still present within him.

“It’s what he does with it now that will be the gist of what we’re going to do with this last season.”

He also further stated that Showtime was firm about this revival being a limited series, so don’t expect to see any additional seasons after this one.

We can’t wait to see just what is in store once Dexter makes a return to TV.