It’s been quite a day, as one piece of merchandise after merchandise has gotten released online for Spider-Man: No Way Home. First off, we got a closer look at Spidey’s new suit with magical webbing. Then, there’s also a tease of Mysterio’s legacy living on through his believers that seemed to have even created their own visuals. That wasn’t all, as there’s also quite a bit of merchandise teasing a much larger than an anticipated role for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. Quite a bit of the merchandise features the Doctor alongside Spidey as if they are parallels of each other. The visuals also are built up similar to Homecoming’s use of Iron Man in its promotion.
His design in this merchandise is quite different from the Funko that got released earlier last month. In it, he was wearing snow boots and a shovel alongside his classic cape. It was believed he had a minor role, but it seems he could be a strong force throughout the movie after all. They certainly want to highlight that he is indeed in the film, while also playing around with some iconic Spider-Man visuals. Spidey and Strange’s faces combined pays tribute to an iconic visual from the comics that we briefly saw in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
It would be curious if he takes on a more antagonistic role. Spidey is a hot-headed teenager who has the world trying to hunt him down. Perhaps he believes that his magic could help him solve the issue at hand. Once he gets his hands on a magical item, he might end up getting chased by Strange throughout the film. At this point, anything is possible, as we still anxiously wait for any trailer to tease what the film has in store for us. Either way, it looks like we’ll get a lot more of Doctor Strange before he heads into the Multiverse of Madness.