Warning there are spoilers. So click and read at your own risk. The post movie ‘stingers’ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films have become as anticipated as the movies themselves for some. Who can forget that gasping inducing moment when we saw Thanos for the first time at the end of The Avengers or the introduction of The Collector in Thor: The Dark World. Well, as the move has opened overseas, it seems the stinger for Doctor Strange is making the rounds, according to Comicbook.com. The website reports,
The Doctor Strange end credits scene bring us back to the character of Jonathan Pangborn, played by Benjamin Bratt. In the film, Pangborn was a paraplegic man who came to The Ancient One seeking means to heal himself. The Ancient One taught him to harness magic, which he used to heal his body, before refusing the rest of the teachings. In the film, it is Pangborn who gives Stephen Strange the initial hope that The Ancient One can help him.
In the end-credits scene, Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) comes back around looking for Pangborn. Mordo has defected from The Ancient One’s service, having learned his revered teacher actually drew her power from the Dark Dimension the heroic mystics are sworn to fight. Mordo attacks Pangborn, revealing that he has found a new path, now: eliminating what he feels to be an overpopulation of sorcerer’s in the world.
Looks like it points toward an eventual sequel.
Karl Mordo is better known as Baron Mordo in the comics. Like in the film, Mordo and Doctor Strange’s comic book story includes them training together and initially being “friends”. But Mordo is actually planning to murder The Ancient One. Doctor Strange figures out his plot and stops him from killing their mentor. Mordo is then banned from Kamar-Tajand and soon begins learning the dark arts, joining forces with all manner of demons and other evil men and beings.
Doctor Strange tells the story of neurosurgeon Stephen Strange whose life takes a tragic turn after a horrific car accident damages his hands. When medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj. There he learns that this is not just a place for healing but also the sight of a magical battle to save the world. Soon Doctor Strange must choose to return to his normal life or leave it all behind and take his new place as the world’s Sorcerer Supreme.
The character is also expected to appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, ), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (True Detective Season 2), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Valhalla Riding/Hannibal) and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel). It is directed by Scott Derrickson, and written by Derrickson, Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). It opens November 4, 2017, in theaters nationwide.