WARNING: Major spoilers for Doctor Strange and its end-credits sequence.This is Benedict Cumberbatch trying to protect you against spoilers. He’s failing.
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During Flickering Myth’s chat with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, he spoke about the movie’s two end credits sequences. The mid-credits you can read all about here (and Derrickson revealing who directed it), and the end-credits here.
The end-credits shows Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) attacking a former sorcerer and stealing his magical abilities.
“We wrote the scene for [Baron] Mordo – the second tag – afterwards,” Derrickson recalled, after revealing when the mid-credits sequence was shot. “Because we had always felt that it would be great to have one more beat to Mordo’s arc, and to put it at the very, very end I think was really the best way to do it.”
We pointed out that the scene sets up a Doctor Strange sequel, with Mordo as the film’s villain.
“Yes,” exclaimed Derrickson, before quickly gathering his excitement. “That’s right. I hope so! I hope so…”
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Doctor Strange is set for release on October 25th in the UK and November 4th in the US, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong (The Martian) as Wong, Rachel McAdams (True Detective) as Christine Palmer, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as Kaecilius and Benjamin Bratt (The Infiltrator) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.