Spider-Man: No Way Home cast - who stars with Tom Holland in the new film, and will Tobey Maguire be in it?

Fans have speculated the return of former Spider-men Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as part of the MCU’s ‘multiverse’

Star Tom Holland has even teased the new film will be “most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made”.

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And rumour has it that while he will continue his reign as Spidey, there could be a number of other MCU heroes swinging into the latest Spider-Man movie...

In No Way Home, the newly unmasked Peter Parker accompanied by love interest MJ – played by Zendaya – struggles to adapt with the attention and he turns to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange for help.

However, his spell goes wrong, unleashing multi-dimensional chaos. It is expected that No Way Home will ultimately unleash the “multiverse”, which will play a large role in Phase Four of the MCU.

It may be for this reason that fans have speculated the return of former Spider-men, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, as the multiverse gives writers the narrative tools to bring in characters from those actors’ films, which were not released as part of the MCU.

Here is everything you need to know.

Who is in the cast?

Tom Holland plays Spider-Man

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Star of the show is Tom Holland, who reprises his role as the web-slinger from the first two movies in the series; 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Zendaya plays MJ

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Also returning from the first two movies in the series is Zendaya, who plays Parker’s love interest, MJ.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange

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Cumberbatch is reprising his role as the mystical hero, whose botched spell to hide Peter Parker’s identity from the world goes wrong, unleashing multi-dimensional chaos and the “multiverse”, which will play a large role in Phase Four of the MCU.

Marisa Tomei plays Aunt May

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Marisa Tomei plays Aunt May, Parker’s guardian who, unlike previous incarnations, found out that he is Spider-Man when she walked in on him wearing the suit.

Jon Favreau plays Happy Hogan

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Happy Hogan first appeared in 2008’s Iron Man as Tony Stark’s bodyguard and close friend, and the head of security for Stark Industries.

He has since served as a mentor to Peter Parker after Stark’s death, and is romantically attached to Aunt May.

Willem Dafoe plays Green Goblin

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Dafoe first portrayed the Halloween-themed villain in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy between 2002 and 2007, and is one of the major characters from those films to be making their MCU debut.

J.K. Simmons plays J. Jonah Jameson

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Simmons is returning as Daily Bugle editor J Jonah Jameson, in a bigger role than in any previous film. Simmons played the same character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film trilogy, but the two versions of the character are unrelated.

Alfred Molina plays Otto Octavious

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Another returning character from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film trilogy, it’s been confirmed that Alfred Molina will return as multi-armed menace Doctor Octopus, a role he first played in 2004’s Spider-Man 2.

He appeared towards the end of the film’s first official trailer released in August, emerging from a collapsing bridge with his metallic limbs.

Who else is on the cast?

Trailers for the film have also revealed that Jamie Foxx’s Electro will make an appearance, as will a number of other previous Spider-Man foes : Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), and Lizard (Rhys Ifans).

Rumours have been rife about the return of Maguire, Garfield and their respective in-universe partners, Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy.

But Sony and Marvel have so far been tight lipped about the return of some former Spider-Man cast members, as have the actors themselves.

Garfield has previously denied he had received any involvement in the film earlier this year.

“I wish I could just be able to speak to everyone and say, like, ‘I recommend that you chill’,” he said. “I can’t speak for anything else apart from myself, they might be doing something. But I ain’t got a call.”

Of course, he could just be bluffing...

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