How Many Post-Credits Scenes Does 'Doctor Strange 2' Have?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is relatively sprightly for a Marvel movie at two hours, 10 minutes. But all but the most hardened bladders by the end will be wondering how many post-credit scenes there are so they can make a tactical bathroom break.

Marvel films usually have the standard two credits scenes: One a few minutes into the credits, and then one after all the credits have run.

Post-credits scenes, however, are not always worth waiting for. Some films forgo the final post-credit scene (like Avengers: Endgame), or have a final post-credit scene so trivial that it makes you wish you had gone to the bathroom rather than sitting around waiting. Spider-Man: No Way Home, for example, just had the Doctor Strange 2 trailer, which was available online a few weeks later.

Here's how many post-credit scenes Doctor Strange 2 has—and whether they are worth sitting around for.

How many credit scenes does Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have?

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Benedict Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." The film features two post-credit scenes. Marvel

The film has the standard two: The first after the first block of credits, and a second right at the end of the movie. What happens in the mid-credit scene is covered in our guide to the character who is revealed in it (no spoilers here).

However, all but the most ardent Marvel completists (and/or Sam Raimi fanatics) probably do not need to wait around for the final post-credit scene, which is a funny joke, but a brief and fairly inconsequential one.

Just in case you do not decide to sit around and watch the scene, here is a brief breakdown of what happens:

What happens in the second Doctor Strange 2 credit scene?

WARNING: Very mild spoilers for Multiverse of Madness ahead.

For this scene, we return to the universe where Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) met the alternate version of Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor)—aka the universe with flowers everywhere and pizza balls.

Specifically, the scene returns to the hotdog seller who Doctor Strange hexed to make him keep hitting himself. Earlier in the film, Strange said this spell would last for a few weeks, and in the post-credit scene, we see the spell finally lift.

The scene starts with the hotdog seller hitting himself numerous times, before he finally stops. He then looks straight down the barrel of the camera and says "it's the end," before the screen goes black.

Why did director Raimi include this scene? Well, apart from it being a nicely metafictional way to end the movie, it allows him to end the film with his favorite actor, Bruce Campbell.

As Raimi fans will know, Campbell and Raimi have been friends since school, and once living together in one of the most amazing houseshares of all time alongside the Coen Brothers, Frances McDormand, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates and producer Sam Spiegel.

Campbell has since appeared in nearly a dozen of Raimi's films. Most famously, Campbell played Ash in Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy, a role that made the actor a cult icon for a generation of film nerds.

Even the biggest Raimi-heads, however, may have been disappointed by this after-credits moment. That is because Campbell had previously shared a Twitter shot of himself in a make-up chair, getting made up to look like Doctor Strange. While there may be a multiverse (or a deleted scene) out there where Campbell dons the famous cape, Marvel for whatever reason decided this was too obscure a reference for your average MCU fan.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theaters now, and is expected on Disney+ in July.