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'Spider-Man 3': Alfred Molina to Kirsten Dunst, who are the actors returning in Tom Holland's web-slinger sequel?

While there is still a good year left before we see Holland suit up as Peter Parker, a bunch of updates has landed sending fans into a tizzy

Updates have trickled quite steadily for the MCU's third 'Spider-Man' film. After a Marvel-Sony war that eventually saw Tom Holland step in, broker peace, and save the day, the third film is set to release in theaters on December 17, 2021. While there is still a good year left before we see Holland suit up as Peter Parker, a bunch of updates has landed sending the web-slinger's fans into a tizzy. For starters, Alfred Molina's Doc Ock will be back after being last seen in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 2' as Doctor Otto Octavius.

And he isn't the only one coming back. In what feels like the live-action version of Sony's animated blockbuster, 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse', the sequel will also see the return of the Peter Parkers and some famed villains. Ahead of the film's release, here's a quick look at all the actors returning to reprise their roles in 'Spider-Man 3'.

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield (Getty Images)

The second actor to play the friendly neighborhood superhero. Garfield starred in Sony's reboot duology of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and as per a Collider report is a lock. Garfield's performance saw him earn favorable reviews from the critics. The film was a box office success, grossing over $757 million worldwide, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of 2012.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx (Getty Images)

And since we're on the topic of 'The Amazing Spider-Man', Foxx's Electro will be back as well. The character was shown to be obsessed with Spider-Man after being saved by him and obtains his powers through an accident at Oscorp after he falls into a tank of genetically-engineered electric eels. He seemingly disappears into nothing by the end of the film. So there is a question mark surrounding his death.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone (Getty Images)

This one's a bit confusing considering Stone's character, Gwen Stacy died in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. And her return is still doubtful. A bit of a flashback maybe?

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst (Getty Images)

Mary Jane is back. Dunst played Tobey Maguire's version of Peter Parker's love interest and is now confirmed to reprise the role.

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire (Getty Images)

The OG Spider-Man will return if Marvel/Sony can close a deal with the actor, according to the site.

Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina (Getty Images)

Molina was perhaps one of the best villains to play 'Spider-Man's archnemesis back in the day. He dished out a fan-favorite performance in Sam Raimi's 2004 sequel as Otto Octavius, a brilliant scientist turned eight-limbed villain. His involvement was rumored late last month after being spotted on the set.

As far as the other cast members go, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei will continue to play their roles. They'll be joined by Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, as the Sorcerer Supreme is set to serve as a mentor of sorts to Holland's Peter Parker after the death of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr)