Marvel’s end-credits scenes became a tradition for the viewers as they give the public an idea of what’s coming next. Firstly, this tradition began way back with Iron Man in 2008, and ever since, we’ve seen them in practically every film made by Marvel. They teased Captain America, they gave hints with Hulk, they told us stuff with Black Widow. And they even went further as more superhero movies came along like Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy.
The case of Doctor Strange is rather unusual, he’s not your typical Marvel superhero. For one thing, he’s a powerful sorcerer, for another, his story arc is full of mystery and magic. It even spawned Shang-Chi and his next film. Moreover, we saw him in the latest Spider-Man movie. But what to make of the end-credits scenes from his debut movie? Jump with us here at Otakukart and find out.
Who is Doctor Strange?
Doctor Strange is Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who suffers a terrible accident that injures his hands beyond the point of repair. In consequence, he can no longer operate or practice medicine. He’s bitter, resentful, arrogant, and frustrated. But that’s when he meets Mordo, a sorcerer at the bequest of The Ancient One. She demonstrates her powers to Strange and begins to train him. After that, Strange learns so many things and gains so much power he eventually becomes the most powerful sorcerer alive and the protector of the Earth. Additionally, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Reunited with Mordo, they discover Kaecilius’ plan to eliminate the Hong Kong Sanctum to allow Dormammu to enter. When they arrive, they find out Wong has died, the Sanctum has been destroyed, and Earth has been engulfed by the Dark Dimension. Before Kaecilius stuns Strange and stops the time-reversing process, Strange uses the Eye of Agamotto to travel in time and save Wong. Strange then decides to confront Dormammu head-on by flying into the Dark Dimension’s heart. He creates an endless time bubble over himself and the Dark Dimension.
Unfortunately, time keeps getting reset to back when Strange approaches him. No matter how many times his request to bargain is turned down by Dormammu, and he is killed in a variety of ways. He’s enraged, but he’s stuck in a time spiral with Strange, so he gives in to Strange’s demand. Strange sends Kaecilius and his zealots into the Dark Dimension just as it vanishes, back on the street. Mordo leaves Kamar Taj, disillusioned that Strange defied nature’s law by using that time pendant. Believing that such powers were forbidden, as set up by the Ancient One before he realizes that she had done the same. Nevertheless, Doctor Strange gives back the Eye of Agamotto to Kamar Taj and travels to New York to continue his studies in the Sanctum.
Doctor Strange End Credits Scene Explained
Two important things happen during these scenes, so let’s unpack them a bit. Firstly, Thor pops up at the New York City Sanctum requesting Doctor Strange’s assistance in tracking down Odin, as Thor believes he might be on Earth. Secondly, Marvel presents the next Doctor Strange Villain. Now, let’s break this last part up a little, so we further understand them.
Mordo is the Next Villian
The Eye of Agamatto is no ordinary stone, it is the “Time Stone”. Since Mordo finds Pangborn and remembers how he was carried on a stretcher to Kamar Taj with paralysis, he also recalls that he’s not happy telling Pangborn that taking stuff that doesn’t belong to you isn’t right. Moreover, he lets out a key phrase, “power has a purpose” and that he only employs magic powers for selfish reasons. And that explains why he stook the magic from Pangborn and left him in such a bad state. Later on, Mordo hints that he’s out on a mission to eliminate all existing Sorcerer Supremes, and that puts a crosshair on Doctor Strange’s head. And that implies he’ll be the next villain. Since Mordo is always the villain since the comics, it’s only logical that MCU presents him as a threat now.
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Where to Watch Doctor Strange?
If you want to watch Doctor Strange, navigate to Disney+. Firstly, since Walt Disney Pictures acquired Marvel Films, every single Marvel Comics Universe production is now widely available on Disney+. Consequently, for only US$ 8 a month, or US$ 80 a year, you get unlimited access from any device, ad-free to all of Marvel’s content, and National Geographic, The Simpsons. Star Wars, and the entire Disney catalog of productions. That’s thousands of hours of family entertainment.