While Spider-Man: No Way Home has been surrounded by rumors and potential leaks, recently revealed merchandise has shed some light on where the film will be heading.
The Sanctum Sanctorum will be one of the major locations in the film, with Peter Parker and co. seemingly seeking refuge at Wong and Doctor Strange's stomping grounds. The Sorceror Supreme may not be all too pleased to see Peter, though, as Stephen Strange's clothing suggests that he will be in the middle of something upon the webslinger's arrival.
Tom Holland's Spider-Man will also be getting a few new suits to aid him on his journey, including a fresh black and gold costume.
Some products unveiled may have muddied the waters even more, with merchandise inspired by Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home releasing at the same time.
One of Spidey's Funko Pop! vinyl figures surprisingly suggests that he'll be getting a gift from his wizard friend, which opens up plenty of questions regarding what Peter Parker will do with his newfound powers...
SPIDER-MAN: SORCERER SUPREME
Marvel Entertainment recently revealed a new Funko Pop! vinyl figure based on Spider-Man: No Way Home, depicting Tom Holland's Peter Parker in his brand-new Integrated Suit.
The costume seems to be a combination between the Upgraded Suit from Spider-Man: Far From Home and the Iron Spider outfit from Avengers: Infinity War, but interestingly sees Peter Parker with Doctor Strange-like magical projections from his hand and chest.
The symbol on the Integrated Suit's chest specifically resembles a classic spider web with the projection from Peter's hand firing webbing through the magical incantation itself.
This Funko, and other new Spider-Man: No Way Home figures, are now available for pre-order here.
WHY IS SPIDER-MAN USING MAGIC?
Magic isn't typically a part of Peter Parker's move set, but it seems that Spider-Man will be getting access to some spells in No Way Home. But, why is Tom Holland's Spidey using Doctor Strange magic in the first place?
One possibility is that Doctor Strange enchanted Peter's suit and webbing to aid him against the creature seen in one of No Way Home's LEGO sets. Spider-Man's regular webs may not be enough to take down an otherworldly entity, so the Sorceror Supreme may need to give Spidey a little extra boost to give him a fighting chance.
The webslinger has previously infused his webs with other elements in other media, such as in Marvel's Spider-Man game for PlayStation where he uses his webs to conduct electricity. This may a similar situation, with Peter using his webbing as a conduit for Doctor Strange's magic.
Alternatively, the magic may be more multiversal in origin. Perhaps the magical spell on Spider-Man's chest is a charm that allows him to pass through portals to the multiverse, with the webbed design specifically targeting the wallcrawlers of other universes. The enchanted webs may simply be a mode of transportation, allowing Peter to swing through the madness of the multiverse.
On the flip side, the enchantment may not enable Spider-Man to open portals to venture through but rather create multiversal gateways to send the villains from other worlds back to where they came from. If someone's going to clean New York City up of all its Variants, it's going to be the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home releases exclusively in theaters on December 17, 2021.