Although Doctor Strange seems to have a significant role in the new Spider-Man: No Way Home, several people on Twitter have studied the film’s most recent teaser and unearthed enough data to theorize on whether the Spellcaster Royal is in No Way Home in any way.
On Twitter, a majority of followers have provided snapshots that appear to show Doctor Strange seems to be the demonic Mephisto in league with the devil. Strange’s astonishingly reckless use of magic seems to be the source of the allegation, with photographs of him winking at the camera and a sign proclaiming “devil in disguise” seemingly corroborating the fan notion.
Mephisto was mentioned in the WandaVision final episode, notably when Pietro seems to link to the wicked enemy when he says the terms “hell” and “devil” in a way that fans interpreted as provocative. Mephisto’s participation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, on the other hand, appeared to be discredited when it was revealed that he was not the show’s main villain. It may no longer be the case if the recent plot point proves to be right.
Mephisto is a villain who controls the burning extradimensional realm he refers to as Hades in an attempt to benefit from humankind’s conviction in and terror of absolute evil. Although Mephisto resembles the demon, it’s unclear whether this is a deliberate attempt to capitalize on humankind’s general perception of the mythological lord of the netherworld.
Mephisto, like the devil, is aided by minor devils, as well as the spiritual incarnations of dead people trapped in demonic bodies that resemble their mortal bodies. As a result, Mephisto seeks to capture both humanity and extraterrestrial souls by enslaving legions of darkspawn to his will.
The presence of Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 2 in the No Way Home trailer is another surprise. Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin appeared to be partnering Molina’s Doc Ock, which is a strange addition given that both antagonists died just at end of Spider-Man 1 and 2. Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker was also allegedly hinted in recent statements written by No Way Home actor J.B. Smoove if that wasn’t enough Rami-era Spider-Man.
Let’s take a look at Strange’s activities in the trailer first. He embraces Peter Parker with open arms, encouraging him to discard the “Sir” now that they’ve faced Thanos side by side. As soon as Parker tells him of his predicament, he appears to suggest performing a spell to make everything go away.
Strange is warned by Wong not to go ahead and do it. Strange, although appearing to hear Wong’s warning, responds by winking at Parker and then casting the spell nonetheless. He tries to silence Parker, who is disrupting the spell, and things quickly spiral out of control. At the end of the film, Benedict Cumberbatch’s ominous voice is said to advise Peter to “be careful what you wish for.”
For Strange’s attitude, it’s conceivable that those moments just were filmed for the trailer, and He will respond differently in the final film. In the Far From Home teaser, there was a whole scene where Spider-Man nails several thugs and gives them over to the cops before “going on vacation” that never made it to the final cut. The same reasoning applies to the second point: scenes have been shot differently or trimmed out of order to disguise the true cause for Strange’s casting of the spell.
So, what are your thoughts? Do any of these theories make any sense to you? Is it just plain old deception that Marvel and Sony are doing in their trailers? Leave your thoughts on these speculations, as well as your theories, in the comments section below.