It’s no question Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness differs from all 27 of its predecessors. The film has an amazing director in Saturn award-winning Sam Raimi, and really widens the multiversal scale of the universe. In true MCU fashion, the film also leaves us with not one, but two awesome post-credit scenes.
The mid-credit shares major insights into what the MCU has in store for us in the future, while the end-credit scene was very “Raimi.” Warning: This article will contain spoilers relating to Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Mid-Credits Scene
After the first batch of credits finishes rolling, we cut to Strange walking down a street in his hometown, New York City. A voice then calls out to him and as he turns we see none other than Clea (Charlize Theron) sporting an ominous purple and black outfit. Clea proceeds to tell Strange that she has tracked him in response to him causing an “Incursion Event” that they will need to fix. She then uses her purple dagger to cut open a tear in reality, which leads to the Dark Dimension where Strange previously fought Dormammu in the first Doctor Strange. She tells Strange that he must follow her to overturn the effects of what he’s done, which he agrees to without hesitation. We then see Strange open his third eye again as the two enter the tear in reality before the scene ends and the credits continue.
So who exactly is Clea? In the comics, Clea is the niece of Dormammu, which is likely still the case as we see the pair together in this scene. She started her journey as a student of Strange, who taught her the way of the mystic arts. The pair eventually begin to form a relationship and in time they even marry one another. She is later crowned the Sorceress Supreme of the Dark Dimension and even assumed the mantle of the main universe’s timeline (616), after Strange’s death. Her powers, just to name a few, consist of teleporting, telekinesis, mind-control, and levitation.
While it’s unclear if her origin and power-set will change, we’re very excited to know when and how Clea’s story will continue in the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness End Credits
Unlike its mid-credit counterpart, the second post-credit in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness isn’t about the MCU at all.
The scene is very short and it simply shows Bruce Campbell’s Pizza Poppa who is still punching himself after Strange casted a spell on him to do so earlier in the film. Campbell punching himself is likely a reference to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead Two where Campbell’s character is also possessed into punching himself uncontrollably. After a couple of more hits, the spell presumably wears off. Pizza Poppa laughs before completely breaking the fourth and staring directly into the camera (an iconic reference from Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise). He then lets out the words “It’s over” before the scene ends and the final credits begin to roll.
While this will likely be Campbell’s only appearance in the MCU it was definitely a pleasure to have some Raimi-esque in the film