Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness includes post-credits scenes. But the meaning behind it surely breaks down the fans! It’s something meant for the future of Stephen Strange and the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has two post-credits scenes with big importance for the future of the MCU. Sam Raimi’s sequel stores more horror than the MCU usually plans for, with huge Marvel character cameos. Doctor Strange 2’s ending gives us some explosive changes for the MCU. And, the credits scenes doubled it down. Although, one is more focused on setting up a future story. While the other plays out as more of a joke. Here are both of the post-credits scenes explained!
Credits Scene #1: Charlize Theron Joins the MCU as Clea
As confirmed, this new character is Clea, played by Charlize Theron. The casting of Theron comes is a surprise! Previously it hadn’t been reported or publicized by Marvel Studios. Like other classic MCU traditions, again introduces a new character in post-credits scenes.
Also, most recently the Eternals’ post-credits scene revealed Harry Styles joining the MCU as Starfox! Though it was spoilt before the movie’s release. However, Theron managed to stay a secret until Doctor Strange 2’s release.
Credits Scene #2: Bruce Campbell Returns
Earlier in Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Strange and America Chavez arrived in universe 838. After that, they’re met face to face by a sidewalk vendor named “Pizza Poppa.” Yes, you guessed right! It was played by Bruce Campbell. He blames America for stealing the pizza balls. Then, Stephen spells the man to hit himself as a diversion so they can escape.
Finally, this scene serves as the last joke in the movie! The storyline follows up with the character seen earlier in the film and proceeds with the gag about Doctor Strange’s spell. After showing that it did eventually went ar off. But the thing is, this joke is more about the big context of Campbell’s line!
It’s basically, poking fun at the fan’s patience for waiting until the end of the credits. It’s not giving any substantial tease! In Doctor Strange 2’s case, Campbell’s line is both about the spell and the movie itself. I don’t think announcing the end to the audience is a good idea. It’s a fun meta-joke, though audiences want more setup for a future MCU. Or maybe it’s a little disappointing for others. What you think?