Did Tom Holland just confirm Spider-Man will appear in Doctor Strange?

Louis D'Esposito has been a busy guy of late. The Marvel co-president is currently on the set of Doctor Strange - the second Marvel Studios movie of 2016 - and earlier this week he tweeted what might be our first look at the Sorcerer Supreme's Sanctus Sanctorum. Today's update is a snap of himself with the film's director Scott Derickson and the new Spider-Man aka Tom Holland. Check it out below...

Unsurprisingly this has sparked speculation over whether Spider-Man will be making an appearance in Doctor Strange. Now that the webhead is in the MCU it's definitely a possibility, but it's probably unlikely; having Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War makes sense as he was a pivotal part of that story in the comics. Strange and Spider-Man have certainly had adventures together on the page, but with general audiences unfamiliar with both characters at present - each of whom have their own radically different tones and styles - it would be a surprise to see him show up here. Still, Stranger things have happened...(sorry).

Directed by Scott Derickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg and Mads Mikkelsen, Doctor Strange is released in UK cinemas on October 28, 2016 before opening in US theatres on November 4, 2016.

Images: Marvel/Louis D'Esposito

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.