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What If: Is Strange Supreme Pulling the Strings in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

What If: Is Strange Supreme Pulling the Strings in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

Spider-Man: No Way Home brought us a wildly entertaining trailer that not only shattered the viewership record but felt like it shattered the Earth as well. The internet erupted upon seeing the rolling pumpkin bomb followed by the Green Goblin’s laugh. When we thought things wouldn’t get any better, we were blessed with the presence of the classic Spider-Man 2 villain, Doctor Octopus. However, as the trailer shows us multiversal chaos unfolding due to a spell gone bad, fans couldn’t help but notice something seemed off about Doctor Strange… or should we say Strange Supreme?

A detailed outline of Doctor Strange’s spell found on The Cosmic Circus helps us understand how the spell works, leaving us only left to figure out the why. While Stephen Strange is no stranger to arrogance, the Sorcerer Supreme isn’t known to tamper with the Multiverse on a whim. Enter season 1 of Marvel’s What If. An interesting conversation between Liam Crowley and Matt Roembke on the Direct Podcast speculated about a potential live-action post-credits scene to finish the season. While a live-action Captain Carter may be the most likely outcome, the last episode’s finish opens the door to it being Strange Supreme. The all-powerful, all-corrupted Strange Supreme seems to have learned his lesson, but an omnipotent Strange could explain the omni-arrogance needed to perform a universe-altering spell.

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With the season finale of What If set to drop Wednesday, October 6th, fans are excited to see how this series ends, and how it may impact the MCU as a whole. Whether or not a post-credit scene impacts Spider-Man: No Way Home or Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness remains to be seen, but we can rest assured the finale will impact the Multiverse. With a new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer coming to our screens soon, more clarity should arrive shortly. While it isn’t set in stone, it was reported by BigScreenLeaks of The Illuminerdi that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be appearing as their versions of Spider-Man in the next trailer if all goes according to plan, so we can only assume that the next trailer will continue to break viewership records.

Do you think the Doctor Strange we see in the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer is Supreme Strange? Hit me up on Twitter, @TJ_Zwarych5 to get familiar with my takes before Agents of Fandom, a Marvel Podcast drops.

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Written by TJ Zwarych