Besides killing the mood of a very romantic scene from “Spider-Man,” Josh Nizzi also had the wall-crawler and the Master of the Mystic Arts drop into iconic sets from “Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 3”: the runaway train that Tobey Maguire’s Spidey fights to stop in the former and the building in which he uses metal tubes to imprison Topher Grace’s Venom in the latter. As Nizzi pointed out, “The Raimi films had a lot of iconic scenes,” and the artist brought them to life in a whole new way.
Commenting on the concept art of Strange and Peter battling each other with metal tubes, @craziacalebb said, “Oh, I would have really loved this scene! The reference is iconic and a part of my childhood! Disappointed to see that it was left out.” Meanwhile, @official_chris_westergaard shared his thoughts, saying, “The idea of Doctor Strange attempting to beat a teenager over the head with a steel pipe is hilarious to me.” On second thought, maybe it’s best these didn’t make the cut after all.