Don't expect to see Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange pop up in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Filming on the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is officially underway, and while there's still plenty we don't know about the film, as it's said to take place only moments after Avengers 4. We do know that actor Jake Gyllenhaal is up for the role of the villainous Mysterio, a special-effects wizard and stuntman whose dreams of making it big in Hollywood end in failure.
Following the inclusion of Tony Stark in Homecoming, many speculated that Marvel Studios would opt to bring in Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange to help Peter go against Mysterio. According to Marvel studios President Kevin Feige, however, that won't be happening, as Doctor Strange is not involved in Far From Home.
When asked outright if fans could expect to see Doctor Strange make a cameo at some point in the film, Feige was quick to answer no. "I could be coy about it but no," he told /Film before going on to reveal that doesn't necessarily rule out future team-ups for the two characters. "I don’t wanna get people excited. But Benedict and Holland have liked the idea of working together."
Interestingly enough, while Feige had no problem confirming Strange wasn't in Far From Home, he did seem to play coy when asked about his earlier comments that the Spidey films would include appearances from other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. When asked about other characters potentially appearing, Feige would only reaffirm that since Spidey is in the MCU now, it's entirely possible. "It’s in the MCU so yeah."
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.