Doctor Strange 2’s powerful new villain potentially spoiled by merchandising

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Last month, Disney delayed practically every new Marvel movie scheduled to launch in 2022 and 2023. Spider-Man: No Way Home is still scheduled for December 17, but Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity It is now scheduled to arrive on May 6, 2022. Marvel fans have gotten used to waiting months and months for new MCU entries during the pandemic. But the five-month gap between Spiderman other Strange doctor it will remain difficult. Fortunately, the leaks never stop. This week, a product list for a puzzle appears to have confirmed the villain of Doctor Strange 2.

Doctor Strange 2 villain spoiled by a puzzle?

As seen by Gizmodo, the Australian retailer Booktopia has opened pre-orders for a Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity coloring pad for adults and puzzles. The coloring book has 24 pages, while the puzzle contains 1000 pieces. More importantly, we see an absolutely iconic Marvel villain taking on Doctor Strange in the puzzle scene.

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Doctor Strange 2 puzzle. Image source: Booktopia

As you can see in the image below, Doctor Strange is fighting a giant one-eyed creature. This is Shuma-Gorath, who first appeared as Strange’s opponent in the early 1970s. Shuma-Gorath is revealed to be one of the Ancients, and once ruled the Earth. Here’s a more detailed description of Marvel’s Shuma-Gorath powers and abilities:

Shuma-Gorath is the archetypal Class Three demon, native to an extradimensional realm. He is one of the “Ancients” who came to Earth uncountable millions of years ago, ruling it and reveling in the ancestors of humanity. Though banished in the distant past by the sorcerer Sise-Neg, Shuma returned to Earth and ruled for a time in what would become Cimmeria, fueled by blood sacrifices. Over 21,000 years ago, the newly resurrected god Crom led a shaman to three iron-bound books of magic with which the shaman imprisoned Shuma on what became Mount Crom. Around 10,000 a. C., the newly married wizards, Kulan Gath and Vammatar, attempted to free and enslave the demon, but failed after betraying each other. A century later, Shuma-Gorath was unleashed by the two wizards and others, but the barbarian Conan used the Books to banish the demon from Earth.

Is Shuma-Gorath already in the MCU?

Needless to say, this entity will be a serious threat when it appears. It’s also worth noting that we may have already met Shuma-Gorath in the MCU. We saw a tentacled creature several times along What if …? on Disney Plus. But we still don’t know if it was the Old One.

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