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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: what do the post-credits scenes mean?

The new Marvel Studios movie leaves us with two new scenes that open doors to the MCU; but what is their significance? Strange sweeps the box office.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the new Marvel Studios movie that tells the multiversal adventures of Strange and company, has already opened in theaters with great success worldwide. In its first weekend, the film starring Benedict Cumberbatch has surpassed the box office gross of $450 million, beating films like Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals. But let's get back to the new Marvel multiverse movie; what is the significance of its post-credits scenes? Below we explain everything about them; spoiler alert starting from the next paragraph.

Meaning of the post-credits of Doctor Strange 2

Who was the woman at the end of Doctor Strange?

The first post-credits scene of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness shows us Doctor Strange himself strolling calmly through New York after revealing the appearance of his third eye. At that moment Clea, Marvel's current Sorceress Supreme in the comics and played by actress Charlize Theron, appears. Clea warns Strange that he has caused an incursion and that she needs him to try to fix such a multiversal mess. At that moment Strange, in surprise, agrees and together they leave through the portal through which Clea herself appears.

Let's remember that Clea is the niece of Dormammu, the villain of the first installment of Doctor Strange. In the comics, Strange and Clea join forces to defeat her uncle, as well as being Strange's love interest, with whom he even married to live not a few magical adventures as a couple. We'll see if Charlize Theron is Benedict Cumberbatch's successor in the future of the MCU.

Groovy Pizza Poppa

The second post-credits scene is nothing more than a nod to the filmography of Sam Raimi, director of the film, since it recovers the character of Pizza Poppa, played by Bruce Campbell, whom Strange bewitches to self-harm in the middle of the film. This second scene pays homage to the Evil Dead saga, where Ash's possessed arm (played by the same actor) attacked him; he even looks at the camera as in Raimi's horror saga, thus breaking the fourth wall. A joke, that's all.