After toying with the fans for several months, Marvel and Sony have chosen a very fitting title for their third solo Spider-Man outing. It is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and that’s mainly because people are looking forward to seeing the Spider-Verse come to life. And we know that the multiverse will be explored up to a certain extent here because Doctor Strange is a part of the film. In fact, one of the new stills revealed by Tom Holland seems to have a major connection to Doctor Strange. Here, check out the image that features Peter, Ned, and MJ:
Now at face value, we don’t get any clue about the location of this image. As the title of the film suggests, Peter Parker seems to have “no way” of getting to his home. He is on the run, and apparently, his two best comrades are helping him out. And since they don’t really have any place to go, they’ve possibly shown up at Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum. Now, the background in the above image doesn’t look anything like the Sanctum. It is hard to connect it with the Sanctum’s interior. But many eagle-eyed fans have spotted a connection. Take a look at the following set photo from 2016’s Doctor Strange:
Notice something peculiar on the flooring design? This pattern seems to be similar to the one that can be seen in the aforementioned Spider-Man image. Take a look at the next image and decide for yourself:
Looking at the “deserted” background of Peter Parker’s image, the location doesn’t look anything like the Sanctum. But the lamps and the flooring make us think that it is. And the fact that Peter, Ned, and MJ are looking at something or someone in awe suggests that Doctor Strange is making a dynamic entry while the trio stands in the foyer of the Sanctum.
But if this particular image is from the Sanctum, then why does it look so untidy? I mean Hulk crashed here over 6 years ago in No Way Home’s timeline. Even WandaVision takes place about 1 year before this. So, any damages that would have happened to the Sanctum should have been fixed by now. There could be a possibility that this place isn’t the sanctum, and the flooring is just coincidentally similar. But at the same time, it does make sense for team Peter to seek Doctor Strange’s help. After all, he is the closest and most capable top-tier hero in New York. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Spider-Man: No Way Home arrives in theatres this Christmas. What are your thoughts about the aforementioned images? Tell us in the comments section.