Recently, a fan-created the artwork of Leonardo DiCaprio as the Sensational Spider-Man in the upcoming movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Sam Raimi’s upcoming superhero movie is based on the character of Marvel Comics, Doctor Strange. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios produced the film. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the sequel to 2016 Doctor Strange. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen.
Since Hollywood started to create comic books into superhero films, the audience has witnessed the character of Spider-Man on the big screen several times. American actor Tobey Maguire brought Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s character alive for the first time in 2002. Later, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland played the role of the superhero.
The development of the first Spider-Man movie began in the 1980s. And at a point, director James Cameron was also part of the project. Cameron provided the industry one of the classic and blockbuster movies, Titanic, in 1997. Hollywood and fans were impressed by young DiCaprios’s performance. Hence, before Maguire’s casting, the studio has expressed their interest in several other actors, including the Titanic boy. However, the Academy Award-winning actor turned down the offer by saying that he did not feel ready to put a suit on. Later director Cameron also left the franchise and created his franchise with Avatar.
DiCaprio is one of the brilliant actors in the industry right now. The actor has given some amazing classic hits, including Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blood Diamond, The Revenant, and most recently, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He has been nominated for Oscars several times and won the prestigious award in 2015. However, the incredible actor does not have any superhero films in his resume.
Lately, there are rumors regarding Leonardo’s involvement in the upcoming MCU multiverse film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The rumors spread great speculation among the actor’s fans as almost the whole industry is waiting for DiCaprio to add his name to the superhero franchise like his other co-stars. The American actor is known for his unconventional roles, and hence it is unlikely that he would sign for the conventional MCU franchise. Still, a fan artist, ApexForm created an artwork depicting DiCaprio as Spider-Man alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the character of Doctor-Strange, while Holland and Maguire as Peter Parker.
The artist shared the piece of art on Instagram and captioned it as:
“Do you want to see this scene?
There are rumors that @leonardodicaprio is in talks to play spiderman in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. If the rumors are true, then that opens the door for a scene like this to happen at some point. What do you think? Are the rumors true? Do you want a scene like this?
#yayornay #doctorstrange #multiverseofmadness #multiverse #spiderman #tomholland #andrewgarfield #tobeymaguire #leonardodicaprio #marvelcomics #bepositive #alwaysapex”
To watch the original post refer to the official page of ApexForm on Instagram @apexform.
However, DiCaprio has a great career graph and explored almost all movie genres from political thriller, crime drama, science fiction thriller to the biopic, survival drama, and comedy-drama. The actor has worked with some brilliant filmmakers of Hollywood, including Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Christopher Nolan, and many others. His characters are more realistic and close to authenticity. Therefore, there is no compelling reason for the actor to sign for a comic book project or Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The superhero universe is also changing bit by bit with new superheroes like Deadpool and Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman. So might see their favorite actor Leonardo DiCaprio featuring in some of these franchises in the future. But, for now, the rumors do not have a base to stand.
ApexForm’s entire art is, of course, not only imagination. Garfield and Maguire will be playing the character of Peter Parker in the upcoming multiverse film alongside Holland as Spider-Man. It is yet to watch whether the audience would expect the overlap of different universes. The fans of comic books certainly know the concept of the multiverse, and it would not be a problem for them to accept the overlap.
For now, witnessing DiCaprio in the superhero franchise is not happening any soon.