Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now out within the wild and the responses are largely constructive. Directed by Sam Raimi, the movie brings again Benedict Cumberbatch within the titular position and pits him in opposition to an evil drive threatening not simply the universe, however the complete multiverse. Now the stakes usually are not nearly a single universe, however all universes.
The movie, like practically each MCU film today, options a number of surprises, callbacks, Easter eggs, and cameos. Even its mid-credits and post-credits have gags and surprises. On this piece we discuss intimately in regards to the ending and after-credit scenes, so in case you are but to observe the film, that is your warning to cease studying.
Because the film begins we see Unusual, or slightly certainly one of his parallel universe variations known as Defender Unusual, working throughout a pathway in a dimension by which gravity is outwardly solely a phrase (it’s later revealed to be a zone between universes). With him is America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a teen woman with the ability to journey between universes. They’re being chased by a fiery demon. Their goal is a mysterious e-book however earlier than they’ll attain it, the demon catches up and Unusual decides to soak up America’s powers for himself, which might have killed her.
However demon impales Unusual and as he lay dying, he saves Chavez from the demon, and the teenager goes hurtling into Earth-616, the prime actuality in MCU and Marvel Comics. She, Unusual (the MCU unusual, that’s), and Wong resolve to guard her from no matter is threatening her.
After a combat with a tentacled monster that has crossed dimensions to kill America, Unusual spots runes of witchcraft on its physique and decides to method Wanda, believing she would know what to do. However he learns that it’s Wanda who’s controlling demons pursuing America. She remains to be not over the grief of shedding her youngsters (that by no means technically existed) and is wanting in different universes whereby they exist, utilizing the Darkhold to ‘dreamwalk’ different universe’s Wandas (principally possessing them as a ghost) who’ve their youngsters (possible with out darkish magic). She is extra Scarlet Witch than Wanda at this level.
Wanda assaults Kamar Taj, the fortress of Masters of Mystic Arts, to get to America. She carves by the wizards simply, turning the edifice into ruins. As Wanda closes within the hole, America transports herself and Unusual to Earth-818, whereby they discover its Sorcerer Supreme Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who medicine them and takes them to the Illuminati.
The key society, made up of Mordo, Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Reed Richards or Mister Unbelievable (John Krasinski), Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch), Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), Black Bolt (Anson Mount), arrests Unusual and America, deeming them a risk to the multiverse as that universe’s now-deceased Unusual virtually induced an occasion known as ‘incursion’ — colliding and doable destruction of two universes.
In the meantime, Wanda rips by the Illuminati (besides Mordo) as if she have been carving a cake. Unusual, America and Earth-818’s Christine (Rachel McAdams) flee to seek out the doorway to the house between universes within the bowels of Illuminati’s headquarters as Earth-818’s Wanda, managed by the Scarlet Witch, pursues.
Finally Wanda is defeated by the mixed powers of an undead Unusual, Wong and America, who lastly learns to manage her energy. America enlists at Kamar Taj and Unusual develops a 3rd eye on account of his use of Darkhold.
Now let’s get to these mid-credit and post-credit scenes.
Within the mid-credits, we see Unusual apparently recovering from the ache he felt when his third eye sprouted. He’s strolling on a road when a lady clad in a purple costume approaches him. The character is performed by Charlize Theron, and the character is Clea, a talented sorceress and Unusual’s love curiosity in comics. She opens a rift in actuality casually utilizing a blade and invitations Unusual to undo the injury he induced (incursion) whereas defeating Wanda.
The rift seems to point out the Darkish Dimension, the abode of terrifying beings like Dormammu, the demon we noticed within the authentic movie. Apparently, Clea is expounded to Dormammu (she is his niece) in comics, the place she and Unusual fought in opposition to the demon and defeated him.
Clea’s inclusion is attention-grabbing if a bit… unusual. Contemplating Theron is taking part in the position, Clea ought to have some longevity in MCU as an alternative of shock look, and can possible be seen in a sequel or Avengers 5.
The post-credit scene brings again Bruce Campbell from early on within the film. Campbell is the star of Raimi’s Evil Useless franchise who seems for not less than a cameo in practically each film from the director. His character was promoting pizza balls in Earth-838 and accused America of stealing them. In response, Unusual put a spell on him that made him hit himself time and again. Within the post-credits nonetheless, he all of a sudden stops and yells fortunately “It’s over”.
It serves as a pleasant gag that can be meta within the sense that it trolls the moviegoers in attendance, who have been hoping for one thing extra significant, like a tease for a future film. “It’s over” certainly. The viewers can go house now.