Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is the 28th MCU film, featuring both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. These sequences are what may give us an idea of whether Dormammu will be returning for Doctor Strange 3:
What happened in the mid-credits scene:
We all know that the mid and end credits of every MCU movie are one of the most significant portions of the movie, as they typically provide the viewer a hint of what to anticipate in upcoming films and TV programs. The mid-credits sequence sees Doctor Strange traveling down a street in New York City when a vortex emerges to go to the dark dimension that contained Dormammu in Doctor Strange (2016). Strange is approached by a lady clothed in purple who asks for his assistance in rescuing the universe once more. Doctor Strange opens his third eye, and the two enter this new dimension, which will most likely lead to a new experience in the future.
Theron makes her debut appearance as Clea in the MCU in this scene. She is a figure that is Dormammu’s niece as well as Strange’s love interest. Clea and Strange defeat Dormammu in the comics, and Clea and Strange eventually marry. Dormammu was last seen in Doctor Strange when Strange confused the creature into obedience in the movie’s conclusion. Meanwhile, it’s somewhat perfect that Clea appears after Christine Palmer, Strange’s beloved of all realities, marries at the opening of Multiverse of Madness.
What happened in the end-credits scene:
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ends with a funny light joke in the scene at the closing credits. Strange has an argument with Pizza Poppa, a guy from another realm who fights America Chavez as she steals a bowl of his street vendor pizza balls at the beginning of the movie. To stop Pizza Poppa, Strange casts a spell on him, causing him to squirt mustard in his own face and then continually hit himself. Strange predicts that the curse will last 3 weeks as he and America move away.
In the last shot of the movie, we witness a fatigued Pizza Poppa continue to smack himself until the magic fades out. “It’s over!” exclaims Pizza Poppa, excitedly looking at the camera, which suggests a fun end for the movie. Furthermore, the film mentions at the very end of the credits that “Doctor Strange Will Return”. Given the mid-credits sequence we examined, it is probable that Clea will be with him when he reappears. Subsequently, as per comics, if Clea and Strange come back, it may suggest the return of Dormammu as well.
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