Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – now in cinemas worldwide – ends with the expected words “Doctor Strange will return”. But not only does it promise a third film, the post-credits scene teases the next adventure as with any Marvel film. There is only one meaningful scene in the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness credits, as the other is a continuation of a gag from earlier in the film. Of course, I say meaningfully with reservations since the first sequel completely ignores what was built up in the post-credits scene of the first Doctor Strange film. Basically we need to start putting less emphasis on Marvel credit teases, who really knows what’s going to happen in the intervening years when the next movie comes along.
Warning: Spoilers follow for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Proceed at your own risk.
Doctor Strange in the mid-credits scene of the Multiverse of Madness
In the first credits scene of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) calmly walks the streets of New York before a portal opens behind him. Turning around, he finds Charlize Theron dressed all in purple. Comic fans will know that this is Clea – and she will be identified as such in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness credits. Strange and Clea have a history in the comics, but let’s end the scene first.
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Clea (Theron) tells Strange that his actions caused an incursion – it happens when two universes collide, resulting in their mutual destruction (most of the time), as Reed Richards (John Krasinski) explains earlier in the film. Clea then asks for his help to stop the raid and asks him if he’s scared. “Not at all,” replies Strange as he shows his third eye – the all-seeing Eye of Agamotto – which he discovered in the Multiverse of Madness at the end of Doctor Strange.
We can tell from the still open portal behind Clea that she is from the Dark Dimension. If you remember well, you will remember that Strange fought Dormammu – the villain of the first Doctor Strange film – in the Dark Dimension. Clea has ties to Dormammu – she is actually his niece in the Marvel Comics. She is also Strange’s lover, eventual wife, and eventual Sorcerer Supreme. It will be interesting to see what the MCU keeps as the films have a history of tweaking characters and storylines.
Doctor Strange in the post-credits scene of the Multiverse of Madness
The second and final scene to appear in the Multiverse of Madness after the Doctor Strange credits is similar to what Spider-Man: Homecoming did to Captain America (Chris Evans). While Cap talked about the value of patience, the new Doctor Strange movie chose to laugh at the audience and kind of mock them for sticking around to the end.
We’re reunited with Pizza Poppa (Bruce Campbell, a favorite of director Sam Raimi), the guy who paid dearly for simply charging the money he was owed for the pizza dough that America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) made lifted his car. Since then, Pizza Poppa has been beating himself as Strange had magically commanded him to do.
But the three-week sentence appears to be over when Poppa’s hands suddenly stop acting on their own. A relieved Pizza Poppa exclaims with delight and adds, “It’s over!” and half looks at the camera. Not only does he talk about his pain, as you can see, but he also breaks the fourth wall.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in cinemas worldwide. In India, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
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