A trippy fan-made poster for Spider-Man: No Way Home sees Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange with his head split in half due to the titular hero’s multiverse antics. The upcoming third installment in Tom Holland’s MCU Spider-Man trilogy will turn out to be the web-slinger’s biggest adventure yet, as Peter Parker takes the MCU beyond encounters with the multiverse. The second trailer recently released sees Spidey of Holland threatened by villains who were last seen fighting the wall-crawler incarnations of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, with speculation about an expected team between the three cinematic iterations of the character.
Events like these are relatively high stakes for a friendly neighbor hero, which accounts for the involvement of the Supreme Sorcerer himself, Doctor Strange. Trailers have confirmed that the film’s opening act will see Peter visit Strange to request a reality-altering spell that will undo the reveal of his identity in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Unfortunately, Peter interferes with the spell, seemingly leading to the breaking down of dimensional barriers and allowing villains like Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Jamie Foxx’s Electro to enter the mainstream of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
To reflect this multiversal chaos, the Instagram user spdrmnkyxxiii produces a trippy fan poster that shows Strange’s head split in half, revealing Peter in the middle of his own insane multiverse. Cumberbatch’s head, divided by one of his own portals, shows Holland’s Spidey falling amid a nest of Doc Ock’s arms and Electro’s electricity, with the Green Goblin’s pumpkin bombs also incorporated into the design. The poster adds to the speculation of other Spider-Men, with the masks of Maguire and Garfield peeking out from both sides of Strange.
The poster draws heavily on the style of the more eccentrically drawn comics with Doctor Strange, who also shares a co-creator with Spider-Man in Steve Ditko. Ditko’s often abstract artwork has served as a visual model for both characters that has endured for nearly 60 years. The body horror element also serves as an ode to the character’s cinematic roots in the genre, with his debut feature and upcoming sequel directed by horror filmmakers Scott Derrickson and Sam Raimi, respectively.
The poster is an imaginative and visually striking piece, showcasing a lot of creativity that fans have felt lacking in mainstream Marvel marketing. Posters for Marvel Studios projects are often accused of being overly photoshopped and visually generic, and the posters for this particular Spider-Man trilogy are under scrutiny for their uninspired approaches to such visually interesting characters. Still, this piece is indicative of not only the fanbase’s seemingly endless creativity and talent, but also their growing enthusiasm for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release Date: Dec 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release Date: May 6, 2022
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- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Black Panther 2 (2022)Release Date: Nov 11, 2022
- Marvels / Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: July 28, 2023
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