‘Doctor Strange 2’ Ending, Explained: Marvel Teases and Sequel Possibilities


Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness got here to theaters Friday, with director Sam Raimi returning to Marvel for the primary time since his Spider-Man trilogy wrapped up in 2007. An come upon with new hero America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) forces the previous Sorcerer Supreme to step outdoor the acquainted Marvel Cinematic Universe and discover different realities, and search help from fellow Avenger Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).

“Even if the nominal hero of the movie feels a bit of misplaced, a robust central chase assists in keeping the narrative shifting and the combo of journey, horror and motion is balanced with a swagger worthy of cocky superhero Doctor Strange himself,” unitechradar’s Rich Knightwell mentioned in his evaluation.

These occasions happen after the occasions of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which noticed Strange serving to Peter Parker after Mysterio printed the teenager’s secret identification to the entire international.

It’s time to peer how Doctor Stephen Strange’s journey within the Multiverse of SPOILERS wraps up. We actually have a separate article diving into the post-credits scenes, if the ones intrigued you, a have a look at the Illuminati and a listing of WTF questions the film left us with.


Scarlet Witch, corrupted

Determined to reunite together with her magically created sons Billy and Tommy after shedding them within the WandaVision finale, Wanda Maximoff has taken America Chavez to her drafty Scarlet Witch temple on the best of Mount Wundagore.

She’s been corrupted via the Darkhold, a e-book of forbidden magic, and begins casting a spell to thieve America’s energy to create portals between realities — which is a bit of imply, since it’s going to turn out deadly for the brand new hero.


Wanda Maximoff may not be getting her Avengers club card renewed any time quickly.

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However, doing so will permit Wanda to go right into a fact the place her boys exist. Previously, she’d most effective been in a position to go into that universe thru darkish magic referred to as dream-walking, which allowed her to briefly take over the frame of her counterpart on Earth-838, have interaction together with her sons and hunt our heroes.

It turns out like Sorcerer Supreme Wong (Benedict Wong) has been killed, since Wanda dropped him off a cliff after he attempted to forestall her plan to sacrifice America.

Undead Strange

Strange and the Earth-838 variant of his ex-girlfriend Christine Palmer are trapped in a fact the place Sinister Strange — a warped model of him who tapped into that international’s Darkhold — brought about an apocalyptic tournament.

They defeat that international’s Strange, leaving him impaled on a fence, and MCU Strange makes use of the Darkhold to dream-walk into the corpse of Defender Strange — a model of him who’d been killed whilst serving to America.

Undead Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness

Extremely badass.

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This forbidden act activates the spirits of the damned to seek Strange, however the undead hero manages to tame the wraiths and turns them into a terrific shadowy cloak — I might want an motion determine of this.

Confronting Wanda

Since there was once no method being thrown off a mountain was once going to kill Wong, he manages to climb again as much as the temple simply as his corpse-inhabiting friend arrives. They unfastened America, who sends Wanda to Earth-838 and exposes her evil to that fact’s Billy and Tommy.

Seeing how a lot her complete “demonic witch” vibe upsets the lads makes Wanda notice the horror she’s wrought. Returning to the MCU, she tears down her temple, destroying the Darkhold in each fact and reputedly crushing herself. It’s a tragic finish for the previous Avenger, who is truly had a difficult time in lifestyles.

A cheerful finishing?

Strange portions techniques with Earth-838 Christine, admitting that he at all times beloved her MCU counterpart. At magical temple Kamar-Taj, America learns the mystic arts — possibly as a way of controlling her fact hopping talents. Strange bows earlier than Wong, it sounds as if accepting him as the brand new Sorcerer Supreme.

Strange fixes the partiality watch Christine gave him on one among their early dates, suggesting he is shifting on (a minimum of I’m hoping so, since she’s married). Seemingly content material, he strolls alongside the New York City boulevard till a 3rd eye sprouts in the course of his brow, confirming that he is been corrupted via the Darkhold.

Is Wanda useless?

It certain seems like Wanda misplaced her lifestyles as she destroyed the temple and Darkholds around the multiverse, however her standing as an impressive magic wielder leaves the door open for her go back — her horrible deeds might be blamed at the Darkhold corrupting her thoughts. WandaVision additionally created the chance that her lover Vision may just come again, and he could be keen to trace her down.

Wanda’s arc on this film echoes the shaggy dog story the place grief over her misplaced, magically created sons brought about her to create the House of M, another fact the place mutants dominated, and the next Decimation, the place she wiped the powers of maximum of Earth’s mutant inhabitants. She was once in the end redeemed, so her MCU counterpart may just apply that trail.

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Is Strange evil now?

No, the mid-credits scene robs this cliffhanger of any tension by showing him strolling down the street again and calmly opening his third eye when he meets Clea.

We might see him grappling with the Darkhold’s corruption in a later appearance though. It’s unclear where he’ll show up next, but Agatha Harkness — former owner of the Darkhold — is getting her own Disney Plus show sometime in the future. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also seems like it’ll continue the multiverse plotline when it comes out next February.


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