(WARNING: The following contains giant, hulking SPOILERS for Marvel's recently-released Doctor Strange, including a full breakdown of its post-credits scenes. Proceed with whatever level of caution the all-seeing Eye of Agamotto suggests to you is wise.)
Now, while there's more than enough geek-tastic debate fodder buried within #DoctorStrange's running time to keep us talking for weeks, it seems likely that most audiences will leave #Marvel's latest blockbuster with its two final moments at the very front of their minds. After all, Doctor Strange carries on #MarvelStudios' long-standing tradition of featuring mid- and post-credits scenes — and this time out, they're pretty darned important.
As such, it seemed worth taking a look at...
Everything You Need To Know About Doctor Strange's Post-Credits Scenes
Which, of course, includes some pretty major #spoilers for both Doctor Strange as a whole, and a handful of #MCU movies that are still a year or two away from hitting theaters. As such, it's worth reiterating that HERE BE SPOILERS. Big ones, even.
Now that we've got that all cleared up, then, let's begin. First up?
The Mid-Credits Sequence
What Do We See? In a surprising move, it seems as though we not only see an actual scene from 2017's #ThorRagnarok, directed by its helmer #TaikaWaititi, but that it's actually a pretty important scene within that movie. Y'see, the mid-credits scene largely consists of Doc Strange sharing a (magically altered) drink with #Thor himself, who it seems has come to Strange's attention by bringing #Loki back to New York. That, it transpires, is because the two brothers are in town searching for their father, #Odin — a mission that Strange offers to assist with, on the condition that they will then return to Asgard without a fuss.
What Does It Mean? Well, for one thing, it pretty much guarantees that #BenedictCumberbatch's Doc Strange will be appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, which is neat. It also, though, tells us a whole lot about the plot of that movie. For one thing, it appears that we'll be seeing more Thor/Loki team-up fun than the casting of #MarkRuffalo's #BruceBanner as Thor's travel buddy seemed to suggest was likely. It also, though, gives the impression that Thor will quickly uncover Loki's Odin-replacing scheme from the end of Thor: The Dark World, and force his brother to help recover their — apparently missing — father. Or, in other words? We should all be about 40 percent more excited for Thor: Ragnarok than we already were.
That, though, wasn't all that the film's closing moments is hiding. There is, after all, also...
The Post-Credits Sequence
What Do We See? For the most part, Chiwetel Ejiofor's #Mordo, getting up to trouble. Mordo's defection from the Ancient One's coterie at the movie's close has led him to take a much darker path. One that, it seems, involves draining the magic from the previously featured Jonathan Pangborn. As Mordo himself puts it:
"I see at last what is wrong with the world. Too many sorcerers."
Which both positions Mordo to be the Big Bad of Doctor Strange 2, and sets up a magic-destroying plot for the film.
What Does It Mean? Well, for fans of the recent Doctor Strange comic book run featuring the magic-hating Empirkul, Mordo's last line was likely a pleasant surprise, suggesting some similar plot elements to the recent storyline. After all, if Doctor Strange 2 were indeed to feature Mordo tracking down magic users and draining them of their power, there's every chance it could end as disastrously for Strange as the "Last Days of Magic" comic book run did. Less speculatively, though, it also confirms that Ejiofor's Mordo will return in the near future, which is good news for anyone who enjoys good acting and morally complex villains. That is pretty much everybody, right?
With that in mind, then, what do you think? What else do Doctor Strange's final two scenes mean for the future of the franchise, and the MCU? Let us know below!