Apparently, Spider-Man was supposed to join Stephen Strange in his journey across the multiverse in Doctor Strange 2. However, the studio had to make some adjustments due to COVID.
The news comes from X (formerly Twitter), where user ScarletWitchUpd uploaded a clip of costume designer Graham Churchyard explaining that Spider-Man: No Way Home was supposed to come out after Doctor Strange 2. However, because of COVID, No Way Home was pushed up, and changes to both films were made.
Spider-Man was supposed to have a brief cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in the initial script but plans have changed due to covid says the costume designer Graham Churchyard. pic.twitter.com/ySBjMID73D
— Scarlet Witch Updates (@ScarletWitchUpd) September 10, 2023
“Doctor Strange and his new costume and America Chavez were supposed to go into Spider-Man,” Churchyard explained. “And Spider-Man was supposed to come into for a very brief cameo appearance into Multiverse. Then COVID just shook it all up.”
Graham Churchyard is a UK costume designer who’s worked on various films in the MCU. Some include Spider-Man: Far from Home, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Although it is fun to think about what could have been, we may never know how Doctor Strange 2 was originally supposed to play out. But this makes sense since Doctor Strange was featured in many of the Spider-Man: No Way Home promotions, and both movies came out within a five-month gap of each other.
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