‘Doctor Strange 2’ Post-Credits Scenes, Explained

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Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness hit theaters Friday, and despatched the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s grumpy sorcerer on a truth hopping journey. It brings director Sam Raimi again to Marvel for the primary time since 2007’s Spider-Man 3, leans exhausting into his signature horror taste and one of the vital two post-credits scenes riffs on an iconic collection from early in his profession.

The film takes position after the occasions of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which noticed Strange providing Peter Parker some magical assist in coping with all the global figuring out his secret identification.

Let’s step right into a portal and discover a universe stuffed with SPOILERS. We even have a separate finishing explainer, a deep dive into the Illuminati and a checklist of WTF questions the film left us with.

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Another sorcerer

In a mid-credits scene, Strange is fortunately walking thru Manhattan’s streets, having reputedly authorized the corruption led to by way of his use of the Darkhold. He’s intercepted by way of a blonde sorcerer in a pink and red gown (Charlize Theron). She opens a portal to the Dark Dimension, the hellish truth dominated by way of 2016 Doctor Strange large unhealthy Dormammu.

“You created an incursion and we are gonna repair it… except you are afraid?” she says.

“Not in the slightest degree,” he responds, his Darkhold-induced 3rd eye opening.

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Clea has been amongst Doctor Strange’s maximum dependable allies within the comics.


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What does it imply?

She is not named till the credit get started rolling after this scene, however Theron’s persona is Clea — a Dark Dimension magic wielder who is been within the comics for the reason that ’60s.

She’s the daughter of Dormammu’s sister Umar and Dark Dimension Prince Orini, and changed into thinking about Strange all the way through considered one of his early adventures in that truth. Their paths have crossed again and again within the years since, with Clea changing into Strange’s scholar and later his spouse.

Following the occasions of 2021’s Death of Doctor Strange miniseries (you’ll be able to consider the idea), Clea changed Strange as Sorcerer Supreme of Earth. Stephen will for sure be resurrected and go back to the function quickly regardless that, since establishment shifts like this seldom closing lengthy within the comics.

You may were too busy reeling or screaming with pleasure when Reed Richards (John Krasinski) defined what incursions have been previous within the film, however they are catastrophic occasions that happen when a multiversal truth crashes into every other. (In the comics, this came about in 2015 tournament Secret Wars.)

It’s unclear how Strange led to an incursion — he jumped thru an entire bunch of realities in Multiverse of Madness — or what this implies for the MCU, however it will see components from a distinct cinematic universe crossing into this one.

Such a crossover already created a deadly situation (stuffed with pleasant cameos) in No Way Home, so it is imaginable we’re going to see characters from Fox’s X-Men truth subsequent. The presence of Professor X (Patrick Stewart) can have been foreshadowing this.

Or possibly that is simply extra wishful pondering.

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Bruce Campbell’s cameo can pay homage to his iconic Evil Dead persona Ash Williams.


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Poppa Pizza returns

In another truth’s Manhattan, impolite boulevard seller Pizza Poppa (Bruce Campbell) previous accused America Chavez of stealing his treasured dough balls. Strange hit the deficient man with a spell to get him off their backs, they usually left him to be attacked by way of his personal hand.

The post-credits scene brings us again to Pizza Poppa simply as his meat hook’s marketing campaign of violence ends.

“It’s over!” he says joyously.

What does it imply?

This scene is not likely to have any MCU-scattering implications, since it is extra of an homage to Campbell and Raimi’s courting. The pair were pals since highschool, and the actor performed hero Ash Williams in Raimi’s 1981 breakout characteristic The Evil Dead. In that film’s 1987 sequel, Ash’s hand is bitten by way of one of the vital undead, turns into possessed and tries to kill him.

Unlike Pizza Poppa, he tries to resolve the issue by way of severing his hand and changing it with a chainsaw (which is terribly steel). His former hand stalks him for the remainder of the film.

Campbell additionally presentations up in Raimi’s non-MCU Spider-Man trilogy, reputedly enjoying 3 other characters. He was once a wrestling announcer within the first film, a snooty usher within the sequel and a French maître d’ within the 3rd. If the scrapped Spider-Man 4 had come to fruition, the actor will have performed Mysterio, Raimi showed to Rolling Stone.


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