Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to feature the MCU returns of Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, but marketing suggests that they will be frienemies in the movie. The upcoming Sony and Marvel Studios collaboration will showcase an intriguing adventure for Peter since his secret identity was unveiled to the rest of the world by Mysterio, thus placing him in unfamiliar territory.
As a result of this crisis, Peter will seek Strange's magical help, but their plan unleashes the Multiverse instead.
No Way Home's promotional drive established the conflict between the two heroes, confirming that it stems from Peter's disapproval of transporting the villains back to their respective universes to die at the hands of their Spider-Man. This eventually leads to a mystical fistfight between the two heroes, including Mirror Dimension action to web-slinging thrill rides.
Now, a new clip gives a preview of Strange's angry demeanor before the full-blown clash with Peter.
Doctor Strange Is Pissed in New No Way Home Clip
Sony Pictures, via Jimmy Kimmel Live!, officially released a brand-new clip for Spider-Man: No Way Home, showing an angry Doctor Strange.
The one-minute footage starts with Jacob Batalon's Ned Leeds and Zendaya's MJ entering the Sanctum Sanctorum, with the former being amazed by the mystical base.
Strange is not amused with the arrival of Peter's friends, brushing Ned off easily. Peter hugs MJ then tells her that he has good news.
However, Peter's reunion with MJ and Ned is cut short by Strange, telling them to focus on "the bad news" then prompting them to search for the Multiversal trespassers and "Scooby-Doo this sh*t:"
"No, let’s just focus on the bad news. As of now, you have detected zero multiversal trespassers so get on your phones, scour the internet, and Scooby Doo this sh*t."
The footage ends with MJ telling Strange to play nice and say please so that they can be motivated to do the task on hand.
The full clip can be seen below:
Early Look at Doctor Strange's Civil War with Spider-Man
Doctor Strange's inclusion in Spider-Man: No Way Home is filled with mystery, especially after the film's initial trailer. The Master of the Mystic Arts' sudden approval of Peter's request led many to believe that he is not the real Stephen Strange, but marketing slowly unveiled that it was ultimately the web-slinger's that caused the conflict.
Many would agree that Strange's frustration is understandable, especially considering that the botched spell has massive ramifications to the rest of the MCU. Peter has a simple request in the film: erasing everyone's memories of him as Spider-Man. However, his continued meddling backfired with major repercussions.
Based on the clip, it looks like Strange's use of NSFW language is due to frustration. After all, he is still human behind all his magic expertise.
It's worth noting that the botched spell is not the root cause of Strange's disappointment. Instead, Peter's belief that he is right to not let the villains return is the ultimate culprit.
This latest clip only briefly shows the looming conflict between the two heroes, giving off an uneasy vibe.
It is unknown how the conflict between Strange and Peter will be resolved, but footage from the movie confirmed that the pair will likely team up during the final battle. This shows that the bad blood may only be temporary, and both of them might eventually help each other to save the Multiverse in the end.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to premiere in theaters on December 17, 2021.