Marvel Confirms Big Spider-Man: No Way Home Change Carries Over In Doctor Strange 2

By Jennifer McDonough Updated:
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The Mad Titan Thanos committed many an atrocity in the MCU, but perhaps none greater than decimating half of all life in the universe, including many of the Avengers and most of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, five years later the heroes of Earth and beyond eventually assembled to return all the beings that had vanished. However, one of the stars of the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness missed out on a much-deserved promotion in the interim. 

As revealed in Spider-Man: No Way Home, during the five-year Blip, while Doctor Strange was among the vanished, a new Sorcerer Supreme was chosen. The Sorcerer Supreme presides over Kamar-Taj, trains new magic users, and is often responsible for keeping the fabric of the universe intact.

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Now, the duty has fallen to Strange's friend and compatriot, Wong, who is indeed a highly skilled and capable sorcerer in his own right.

Who Is the Sorcerer Supreme In Doctor Strange 2?

Two new listings for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness t-shirts have cropped up on Amazon. Through the images on the shirts, it's confirmed that Wong has stayed on as the MCU's Sorcerer Supreme heading into the anticipated Marvel sequel. Check out the images below:

The first short clearly labels Wong as the Sorcerer Supreme.


The second graphic indicates much the same as the first one:



Will Wong Get To Keep His New Job Title?

Given that No Way Home clearly gave Wong the title of Sorcerer Supreme, fans have been wondering if he will keep his newfound role.

After all, comic fans will know that Dr. Stephen Strange is the one who holds that most illustrious title in the books. But the MCU often changes details like this to fit the overall narrative, sometimes to fans' approval, sometimes to their dismay.

Perhaps the events of Multiverse of Madness will see Wong step down from the role and hand it off to Strange, especially since the dialogue in the Spider-Man threequel would suggest that Strange was the one in line to be promoted, had he not been blipped.

After several key appearances under his belt, Doctor Strange still isn't the MCU's Sorcerer Supreme, but whatever the case may be, fans will be able to see what goes down on their own when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6, 2022.

- About The Author: Jennifer McDonough
Jennifer McDonough has been a writer at The Direct since its 2020 launch. She is responsible for the creation of news articles and features. She also has a particular affinity for action figures and merchandise, which she revels in discussing in the articles she writes, when the situation calls for it.