We all know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is huge and ever-expanding. But with so many movies comes the question: how many end credit scenes are there in total? We’ve got the answer for you.
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Dr. Strange is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Scott Derrickson, who wrote the screenplay with Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange, a former neurosurgeon who learns the mystic arts from The Ancient One after a career-ending car accident. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. In Dr. Strange, Strange learns he can tap into other dimensions for combat; he teams with other wizards to take onKaecilius (Mikkelsen), a former student of The Ancient One who betrayed her before stealing exiledEnergy from another dimension with plans to bring forth a dark lord called Dormammu.
The film was released to positive reviews from critics and was a box office success; it grossed over $677 million worldwide. Cumberbatch’s performance as Strange was praised by many critics; some called it his best role while others found it enigmatic. All aspects of Cumberbatch’s motion capture performance were lauded—including his facial expressions—and his “charming” screen presence was singled out for particular acclaim; one critic remarked that Cumberbatch brought “a new level of leading man magnetism to the MCU”.
The Mid-Credits Scene
The mid-credits scene for Dr. Strange shows Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) paying a visit to one of the Ancient One’s apprentices, Jonathan Pangborn (Benjamin Bratt), who has been crippled since birth. Mordo used magic to heal Pangborn’s body, and now he wants to know how Pangborn was able to find peace and happiness despite his circumstances.
Pangborn explains that he found peace by accepting what he could not change and putting his focus on what he could change. Mordo is clearly moved by this advice, but he still believes that there are too many people in the world who are suffering and that the only way to fix things is to get rid of all magic users.
The second end credits scene takes place in space, where we see Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) sitting in a lotus position as he battles Dormammu (Benedict Wong). Strange is able to trap Dormammu in a time loop, where Dormammu keeps reliving the same moment over and over again. Strange eventually gets bored and breaks the loop, but not before making a deal with Dormammu that he will leave Earth alone if Dormammu agrees to never come back.
The Post-Credits Scene
At the end of the film, Dr. Strange steps out onto a balcony overlooking New York City. He is then joined by The Ancient One, who tells him that he still has much to learn. This scene is followed by a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene.
The mid-credits scene shows Dr. Strange meeting with Thor, who has come to ask for his help in finding Odin. Dr. Strange agrees to help and the two of them head off to Norway.
The post-credits scene shows Wong summoned to meet with someone who has just arrived in New York City. Wong is reluctant at first, but when he sees who it is, he kneels down in reverence. The camera then pans up to reveal that the person Wong is meeting is none other than Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee!
Which One Is Better?
It’s a common practice for Marvel movies to have at least two end credit scenes, and sometimes even more. So which one is better? The first end credit scene in Dr Strange is a bit of a set up for Thor: Ragnarok, and the second is a tease for what’s to come in the next Avengers movie.
We’ve seen a lot of movies, and we can say with confidence that Dr Strange has the most end credit scenes of any movie we’ve ever seen. There are two scenes in the credits, and they’re both great. We won’t spoil them here, but if you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you won’t want to miss them.