The first post-credit scene involves Doctor Strange walking the streets of New York right after the revelation of his third eye at the end of the movie. It seems like a normal day for a master of the mystic arts, but a blonde-haired woman dressed in flashy clothes suddenly calls out his name. This woman tells him that he had caused an incursion and then cuts open a portal while inviting Doctor Strange on an adventure to stop this incursion from happening.
It was explained by the Reed Richards of universe-838 that an incursion is when someone messes up with the events of another universe, thereby causing two different universes to collide with one another to ultimately cause the destruction of these universes. He said that the Doctor Strange of their universe caused an incursion when he used the power of the Darkhold to dreamwalk in other universes in an attempt to find a way to stop the Thanos of universe-838.
The fact that universe-838 Doctor Strange caused the deaths of trillions of lives in other universes is what ultimately forced the Illuminati to execute him on the spot after defeating Thanos while also fabricating a story that he was the hero responsible for defeating the Mad Titan by sacrificing his life.
This woman is Clea the Sorceress. In the comics, Clea is a woman who lives in the Dark Realm and serves Dormammu. However, after she met Doctor Strange, she became curious about the human. This curiosity eventually turned into something more as Clea betrayed Dormammu and went on to become Doctor Strange’s newest love interest.
In that regard, Clea the Sorceress could be Strange’s newest love interest in the future, as his story with Christine Palmer had gone full circle after spending time with the universe-838 version of the character. And considering her relationship with Dormammu, we might even see the return of the powerful Dark Realm being, who was last seen in the first Doctor Strange movie.
The end-credit scene goes back to the scene of the vendor harming himself as the spell wears off. Campbell then tells the audience that it’s all over, as he was basically saying two things. The first is that the spell’s effects are now over. Meanwhile, the second is that the movie is now over.
In that regard, the end-credit scene is more of Bruce Campbell’s character trolling Marvel fans who waited for the end-credits to finish up before leaving the cinema. It really doesn’t matter in the greater scheme of things in the MCU.
Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”—a thrilling ride through the Multiverse with Doctor Strange, his trusted friend Wong and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2022.
Director : Sam Raimi
Cast : Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez
Release Date : May 6, 2022