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Doctor Strange Post-Credits Scenes Reveal Ties To MCU

Contains major spoilers for Doctor Strange

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have learned not to leave the theater until there's absolutely nothing on the screen. The scenes that pop up during and after the end credits often contain huge hints about what's to come, and it sounds like that will continue with Doctor Strange.

According to ScreenCrush, the scenes reveal interesting connections with the rest of the MCU and an important development with one of the film's major characters. These spoilers are massive, however, so proceed with extreme caution.

In the mid-credits scene, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) invites Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to his Sanctum Sanctorum to get information about Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Strange has taken it upon himself to vanquish all the "mystical threats" from Earth, and that definitely includes the villainous Loki. But, as we know from the end of Thor: The Dark World, Loki had disguised himself as his his adoptive father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) to assume the throne on Asgard. That means Odin is currently missing somewhere in the universe and Loki could be anywhere.

Strange agrees to help Thor find both Loki and Odin as long as they all promise to leave Earth and return to Asgard forever. Thor accepts, which helps explain why the majority of the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok is set in the outer realms. As ScreenCrush points out, that would also explain those leaked set photos of Thor and Loki in New York City.

But you shouldn't leave your seat after that. The post-credits scene is just as juicy.

As we learn in the movie, Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a student of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and he spends much of the film as an ally to Strange. But he's clearly not thrilled when Strange is named the Sorcerer Supreme, and he takes a dark turn. In the post-credits scene, Mordo visits Jonathan Pangborn (Benjamin Bratt) who used his mystical power to help Strange heal. Mordo strips away Pangborn's powers and absorbs them, saying, "There are too many sorcerers." While there's no indication when we might see Mordo again, it definitely seems like he'll be on his way to becoming the full-fledged super-villain he is in the comics.

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