30 Sec Answer: It is unclear if Doctor Strange remembers Peter Parker since they have never interacted directly in the MCU. However, given their history of interacting with each other in comics, it’s safe to assume that Doctor Strange would be aware of his existence and identity.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a phenomenon in recent years. From Avengers: Endgame being one of the highest-grossing movies of all time to Disney+ bringing all the heroes together on one streaming platform, there’s no doubt that the fandom is still going strong. One fan-favorite character from the MCU is Dr. Stephen Strange, also known as Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch. He made his first appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and has had numerous appearances in subsequent movies such as Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
One question fans have been wondering is whether or not Doctor Strange remembers Peter Parker aka Spiderman, who was played by Tom Holland in 2017’s Spiderman Homecoming and its sequels? In this article we will explore this question in detail, looking at both the comic book and cinematic versions of Doctor Strange and Peter Parker.
Comic Book History
In the comic books, Peter Parker was introduced as an orphan living with his aunt May in New York City after his parents were killed in a plane crash when he was very young. As a teenager he was bitten by a radioactive spider which gave him superpowers including enhanced strength, agility, speed, and web-slinging abilities. After realizing what happened to him he became a superhero named Spiderman and dedicated himself to protecting people from villains like Doctor Octopus and Vulture.
Doctor Strange, on the other hand, was a surgeon whose hands were damaged beyond repair after an accident. Desperate for help he sought out an Ancient One who taught him how to use magic and enter alternate dimensions. He became a powerful sorcerer who fought against supernatural forces such as Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath, and even Mephisto himself.
Doctor Strange first encountered Peter Parker when Doctor Octopus teamed up with Mysterio to steal some ancient artifacts from Sanctum Sanctorum – Doctor Strange’s home base. When Spiderman intervened to try and stop them he found himself face to face with Doctor Strange who initially thought he was just another villain until Spiderman explained why he was there. The two eventually teamed up to fight off Doc Ock & Mysterio’s henchmen before Doctor Strange helped Spiderman get away safely. Since then they have crossed paths multiple times but haven’t had any direct interactions with each other.
Peter Parker made his debut into the MCU in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War where Tony Stark AKA Iron Man recruits him into the team of superheroes fighting against Captain America’s team which includes Doctor Strange. Although they do not interact directly in this movie, Peter does mention that he knows about Doctor Strange during a conversation with Iron Man.
After this movie Peter goes on to star in several more solo movies set within the MCU including Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), Far From Home (2019) and an untitled sequel set for release later this year (2021). During these movies he deals with various threats such as Vulture & Mysterio as well as facing off against an artificial intelligence called Ultron created by Tony Stark & Bruce Banner AKA The Hulk.
As for Doctor Strange, his story continues after his debut in Civil War when he receives his own standalone film titled ‘Doctor Strange’ released in 2016 followed by ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017) & ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018). In these films we see him taking on powerful adversaries like Kaecilius & Thanos while trying to protect Earth from destruction using magical powers granted to him by The Ancient One – a powerful sorcerer who lived hundreds of years ago. We also get glimpses of his relationship with Tony Stark whom he teams up with several times throughout these movies although they never meet face-to-face until Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Despite having both characters present throughout the MCU we do not actually get to see them interact directly which leads us to our original question – Does Dr Strange remember Peter Parker?
Possible Explanations For Not Interacting In The Movies
There could be several reasons why these two characters never interacted directly despite being around each other many times over the course of multiple movies within the MCU;
1) Different Focus – While both are important characters within their respective franchises they often focus on different goals; Spiderman mainly focuses on saving civilians while Doctor strange focuses more on interdimensional threats so they don’t necessarily cross paths unless necessary.
2) Short Appearances – Despite appearing multiple times neither character has been heavily featured in every movie meaning they may not have enough time or reason to engage directly with each other even if they wanted too! This is especially true for Doctor Strange who only appears briefly throughout most films without much dialogue or action scenes involving him.
3) Different Timelines – Another possible explanation could be that due to their separate timelines/realities caused by travelling between different universes/dimensions etc…it’s possible that one character doesn’t exist within another timeline meaning even if they met physically one might not recognize the other due to memory loss or lack thereof depending on which universe/dimension you’re currently in at any given moment!
4) Lacking Development – Lastly it could simply be down to a lack of development for either character thus far within their respective franchises leading them to not properly interact yet despite being aware of each other’s presence within said franchise(s). This could change however depending on future storylines featuring either character or potential crossovers between both series!
So does Dr strange remember Peter Parker? Unfortunately we can’t give an answer definitively since they’ve never interacted directly within the MCU but given their shared history of interacting with each other across comic books & movies it’s safe to assume that Doctor Strange would be aware of Peter Parker’s existence & identity should they ever come across each other again!