How The No Way Home Trailer Hinted The Start Of Doctor Strange 2 (Explained)

Marvel and Sony finally released the second trailer of the most awaited movie of this year. Unlike the last one, this trailer reveals more about the plot and the unwanted interdimensional guests. We finally witnessed the first look at our favorite Spider-Man villains and we loved it. The trailer was full of multiversal action but what caught our attention is a conversation between Doctor Strange and Peter Parker in the last few seconds of the trailer. And we think this conversation will lead the characters into the next MCU film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In fact, we may have been led to the start of Doctor Strange 2. 

Here’s a little recap for you beautiful people…


So, this is the scene Tom’s Peter Parker is in his integrated Iron Spider suit with his mask off. Peter, with panic in his voice, asks Stephen Strange, who at this moment is standing on the top of the torch flame of the Statue of Liberty, “What’s happening?

Start Of Doctor Strange 2

In the following scene, Strange is seen struggling with his spells to hold off something. His next dialogue made our spidey-sense go ting-a-ling-ling. He says, “They’re starting to come through, and I can’t stop them.” It looks like the developers just gave us a little homework of figuring out who is included in this ‘THEY’.




The movie is rumored to be the first live-action iteration of the Spider-Verse. However, so far, the Studios have not agreed to any of these rumors. Even the trailers do not contain any proof of the involvement of multiple Spider-Men. So, some fans have sought to speculate that the Spider-Men have been edited out of the trailers. And some eagle-eyed fans have been successful at pointing out the editing errors.


Additionally, some people have pointed out that the color of the cosmic formations of Doctor Strange’s spells matches the multiverse-colliding animation in Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse. Some fans have even theorized that Miles Morales may debut in live-action in NWH. Or even Spider-Man Noir. But that seems highly unlikely.

Furthermore, this might mean that the multiverse will finally split open, exposing all the threats. And the developers might use this opportunity to tease some What If…? universes or even hint at some of the future ones. Just imagine if the movie features some scenes from the future Sony’s SPUMC.


Some minor theories suggest that Sony could finally follow up on the post-credits scene of Into The Spider-Verse. If the theory holds, we can finally witness Spider-Man 2099 in live-action.


Jonathan Majors’ He-Who-Remains has already warned us of his upcoming evil variants. It’s only about a matter of time now. Marvel has confirmed that Kang will debut in the MCU in Quantumania (Ant-Man 3). But they can still tease the villain beforehand. It’s not something they haven’t done before.


If it IS Kang, it lines up with Doctor Strange’s panicking voice. Plus, the trailer has hinted at the multiversal war. So, if Kang is to come, No Way Home might be the right movie. After all, the Sinister Six is one villain short, right?! Just Kidding, guys.

However, if the creative team were to go with this, this would deviate the focus from the main hero, Holland’s Spider-Man. Kang is a pretty big villain and is going to be the big bad for the upcoming phases. And he deserves some proper introduction. But they can still feature him in a post-credits scene, now who wouldn’t want this?!



This is the most accepted theory. The theory suggests that Marvel might not make this more complex than it already is. It might be the scene where the first villain crosses across the multiverse to our dear, old MCU. Or they could just give glimpses of all the villains we weren’t able to see in the canceled Spider-Man 4 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3.



Start Of Doctor Strange 2

By now, we know for a fact that whoever comes through will be a glimpse of what we will be witnessing in MoM next year. Although, we are still unsure about the magnitude of the problems that ‘they’ are going to bring along them.

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters on December 17. It stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, Jon Favreau, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Rhys Ifans, Thomas Haden Church, and possibly, the previous two Spider-Men.

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