Doctor Strange 2 post-credits: How many? Are sequels planned?

The Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene is likely the first thing you’ll skip to now that Multiverse of Madness is unrestricted on Disney Plus. It introduces you-know-who into the MCU and is the foremost step in building up Marvel’s next major event movie. Kevin Feige recently suggested additional information on the MCU’s next storyline will be released “in the coming months” in a new interview with Total Film. Still, the ball may have already started rolling in that regard. You may thank a certain Supreme Sorcerer for that.

Of course, some people are visiting Multiverse of Madness for the first time. Hello! If you’re interested about what occurs beyond the credits, we’ve got a complete description of the Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scenes, including how many there are, what happens, and what it all possibly signifies.

How many Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scenes are there?

There are two post-credits scenes in Doctor Strange 2. The first follows the typical showy Marvel credits sequence (which includes the names of all the prominent performers). The second arrives three or four minutes later when the full credits have rolled. You’re free to stop watching once they’re finished, though, if you have somewhere to be; only the first Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene has any story relevance.
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In the next section, we’re now getting into significant Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness spoilers. If you don’t want to know what occurs in the two post-credits scenes, go back.

Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene, explained *spoilers*

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The first Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene begins immediately following the main Doctor Strange 2 finale and appears to answer the sequel’s cliffhanger. What became of Doctor Strange’s third eye? For now, the ex-Sorcerer Supreme has the dark magic problem under control.

But what he needs to have under control is his new visitor. A woman in purple (namechecked as ‘Clea’ in the credits and played by Charlize Theron) arrives on a New York street and informs Doctor Strange that “he drove an incursion… and we’re going to fix it.”

Clea tears a hole in reality, opening a portal to her goal in space. “Unless you’re afraid?” Clea inquires. Without missing a beat and displaying his new third eye, Strange responds, “Not in the least.”

What does this mean for Doctor Strange and the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Incursions were referenced earlier in the movie: a postapocalyptic catastrophe that sees two universes collide. That’s why Doctor Strange was so dangerous in the Illuminati universe. He was hunting for a universe where he and Christine might be together when he accidentally collided with two galaxies, erasing realities and murdering trillions.

Doctor Strange 3 – or whatever Stephen’s next project is – will almost certainly find Strange teaming up with Clea to take on whatever threat(s) are flowing from one universe into another. Expect many cosmic difficulties, bizarre CGI creatures, and possibly more multiversal crossovers. It may even lead to an adaptation of Secret Wars, a 2015 comic book tale in which Marvel’s’main’s 616 universes and the Ultimate universe collided after their incursion, with Doctor Doom on hand to pick up the pieces and build his world. It’s something that fans keep bringing up, so anticipate it to be addressed in Marvel Phase 4.

Meanwhile, Clea is sure to play an essential role in the future. For the uninitiated, she is a sorceress from the Dark Dimension (at least in the comics). She also falls in love with Stephen Strange and becomes his apprentice at the Sanctum Sanctorum. They appear to be on a more equal footing in the MCU, yet there’s always the possibility that love is in the air for the two. Congratulations to everyone who has Charlize Theron on their cameo bingo card for Doctor Strange 2. You may learn more about Clea’s comic book history by clicking the link.

“We knew we wanted to introduce Clea,” Doctor Strange 2 writer Michael Waldron recently told Gizmodo. “She’s Strange’s great love in the comics, and it felt to me at the start of our movie that Strange wasn’t quite ready to meet the love of his life.” We felt forced to complete the circle with him and Christine Palmer. And so, once she gives him her advice to avoid loving someone, it felt like we were right to tease what could happen with him and Clea in the end.”

Less than a week following the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Theron took to social media to post a red carpet shot of herself in a purple gown with the caption: “Cat’s out of the bag.” Many interpreted Clea’s attire (and characteristic eye makeup) as a general acknowledgment of her entrance to the MCU.


A few days later, the Atomic Blonde actor shared an up-close selfie showing Clea’s heavy eyeliner and a scene from the film that sees her and Benedict Cumberbatch in full superhero costumes.

Theron didn’t stop there, either. A short while later, she shared a behind-the-scenes peek of her on the set of Doctor Strange 2.

The second post-credits scene shows Bruce Campbell returning to the ‘Red Means Go’ universe’s Pizza Poppa. Strange’s spell begins to wear off as Campbell’s figure turns to the camera and exclaims, “It’s over!”

Don’t worry; there are no MCU setups or sequel teases here, even if we’d want to see Pizza Poppa return. It just continues Campbell’s collaboration with filmmaker Sam Raimi. The actor has appeared in several of Raimi’s films, most notably the Evil Dead series. He even played a cameo in the Spider-Man trilogy.

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