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Doctor Strange 2 Theory: Defender Strange Is From Sam Raimi Spider-Man Universe

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in cinemas. As Sam Raimi is back in the director’s chair, many are expecting a connection with his Spider-Man universe. He was the director of the very first Spider-Man trilogy, starring Tobey Maguire. He was in the latest Spider-Man movie along with the two other actors who followed him. The multiverse collides as the spell cast by Doctor Strange goes wrong due to Peter’s interference. Now in this movie, we travel through different universes and see different variants of Strange, one of them is Defender Strange.

Defender Strange is from the same universe as Maguire’s Spider-Man

Defender Strange is from the same universe as Maguire's Spider-Man
Defender Strange is from the same universe as Maguire’s Spider-Man

At the very beginning of the movie, we see Defender Strange along with America Chavez, trying to reach the Book of Vishanti. They are being chased by a monster. Defender Strange saves America while he ends up dying. Now fans theorize that he is from the same universe as Tobey Maguire’s variant of Spider-Man. Also, in No Way Home, it was shared that the events of the first trilogy occurred years back. And in Spider-Man 2 there is a hint of Doctor Strange existing in the universe. Also, J. Jonah Jameson refuses to title Otto Octavious Doctor Octopus. Because the name is already taken.

Doctor Strange 2 theory draws connection between Defender Strange and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man
Doctor Strange 2 theory draws a connection between Defender Strange and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man

Though this is not proof enough, fans are creating theories. Also, as it is confirmed that Avengers wasn’t in the Sam Raimi universe, it could mean the team that exists there is Defenders. It is also believed that Spider-Man is the one who created the team after learning about teamwork when he met his other versions.

Doctor Strange 2 leads to strange theories

Doctor Strange 2 leads to strange theories
Doctor Strange 2 leads to strange theories

With the multiverses now more connected than ever, a number of different Marvel superheroes could join MCU. Also, the movie hints at certain really strong villains joining in too. And MCU fans want to know whether they would get to see more of the heroes that camoed in the film. The movie also gave rise to theories like Tobey Maguire would return. His way in could be through Defender Strange. Also, Marvel might finally do the biggest crossovers as Secret Wars.

A lot of questions have come up with the movie. Also, a number of interesting theories. We now have to wait and see which of them actually turn into real ones.

The upcoming Marvel movie is Thor: Love and Thunder, releasing July 8.

Watch: Darkman: How Sam Raimi’s First Superhero Movie Paved The Way For The MCU

Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.