The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” trailer leak and the subsequent real trailer drop have sent fans of the Marvel-Sony joint venture to the kind of frenzy that’s rare even by superhero movie standards. It’s no wonder, either, seeing as the teaser trailer is full of cool, returning villains and quick teases of exciting adventures in the emergent Marvel Cinematic Universe take on the Multiverse.
The Multiverse, of course, has already been heavily teased in “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” in which Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio claims to be a stranded survivor of another universe as part of his nefarious plan.
More recently, the Disney+ MCU show “Loki” essentially busts open the “sacred timeline,” which appears to effectively open up the Multiverse proper. As such, you’d assume that the Disney+ show people are comparing the “No Way Home” trailer to would be “Loki,” but as it turns out, many people have found an interesting comparison between the trailer and “WandaVision” instead. Let’s take a look at the “WandaVision” fan theory the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” trailer has resurrected.
Fans think Doctor Strange is Mephisto in disguise.
Hey, remember that popular fan theory about Marvel’s red-tinted ersatz devil, Mephisto, appearing in “WandaVision?” That turned out to be … considerably less than true, and unless the MCU is playing an absurdly long game, that stained-glass window Easter egg in “Loki” didn’t turn out to be him, either.
Still, it takes far more than that to put a persistent fan theory down, which is why many fans have been suggesting on Twitter that, yes, Doctor Strange just might be Mephisto in “No Way Home.”
Mephisto has been a trend since the beginning of WandaVision and with the SpiderManNoWayHome trailer, the theories resurface. Some users have noted that Dr. Strange could be Mephisto and that the plot of the film will be inspired by the comic ‘Spider-Man: One More Day’. What if Dr. Strange is fixing the multiverse and Mephisto is posing as Strange, that’s why he disregards what Wong says, or he has Dr. Strange trapped and is posing as Strange.
The comic’s storyline they’re referring to, “One More Day,” is a somewhat infamous story that involves Spider-Man making a deal with Mephisto in order to save Aunt May (played by Marisa Tomei in the MCU), at the cost of his marriage. Since that story also involves Peter contacting Doctor Strange for help — and since, well, it’s about Mephisto – fans feel they see some similarities between the story and the “No Way Home” trailer.
Watch “Spider-Man: No Way Home” when it premieres on December 17 to find out the truth behind the latest Mephisto rumor.