At this point, it feels a lot like websites are just throwing names at the wall to see what sticks when it comes to the ever expanding cast of Spider-Man 3!
Only Jamie Foxx (Electro) and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) are semi-confirmed for the threequel thanks to the trades, while reliable sources have pointed to Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning as their respective versions of Spidey alongside Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane Watson).
Now, FandomWire is reporting that Jake Gyllenhaal is indeed set to return as Quentin Beck/Mysterio after first playing the villain in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. He’s reportedly set to be joined by The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Dane DeHaan who will reprise his role as Harry Osborn/Green Goblin. This isn’t the first time that rumor has done the rounds, of course, though we’re not sure anyone will want to see more of that particular Goblin after the critically panned 2014 sequel.
Here’s where things take a really interesting turn, though; it’s said that Ned Leeds actor Jacob Batalon will be taking on a villainous role in Spider-Man 3. This would explain why he’s dropped a lot of weight, and the site believes he’s likely suiting up as Hobgoblin.
The comic book version of Ned was framed as the villain by Roderick Kingsley, but if this version of the character hails from another Earth, that could explain why he’s wearing the suit.
Who knows if any of this will pan out, but common sense says that if all these characters are appearing in Spider-Man 3, it will be for cameo appearances at most.