The release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is just around the proverbial corner, but that has not stopped the constant barrage of leaks, spoilers, and speculation. And we have another one for you: according to Twitter user @Movie_News_Plus, the mid-credits and post-credits scenes for the upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch movie have been revealed and they have a short synopsis of each. Of course, all of this should always be taken with a grain of salt. In the current atmosphere of fans both hungry for and outraged by any hint of a spoiler, major film studios have disinformation campaigns that would make the Cold War seem amateur. From Matt Reeves filming dummy scenes with Barry Keoghan to throw people off the Joker-scent to Andrew Garfield being a lying liar about being in Spider-Man: No Way Home, we should always be cautious. That said, take a look at these leaks:
These honestly feel pretty right for what we know of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Aside from the mild spoiler that apparently Doctor Strange survives in the movie to take a nap, we did know that Kang the Conquerer (as portrayed by Jonathan Majors) will be a major element of the next phase of the MCU. And given that we haven’t seen Dormammu since the first Doctor Strange movie, it is about time we get some more extra-dimensional threats. As for Charlize Theron popping up, there have been persistent reports that the Mad Max: Fury Road and Devil’s Advocate actor has been cast in an unknown MCU role. Doctor Strange’s longtime student/lover (no conflict of interest there) Clea has yet to appear in the MCU, but this feels like a pretty prime opportunity.
And as for that post-credits Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness…feels less likely, but you never know. If they can wrangle Tom Hardy to appear in the post-credits for Spider-Man: No Way Home to essentially sit at a bar and say “wow, this is crazy,” they can probably get the Deadpool crew to come in. In contrast to the chattiness of his most famous role, Ryan Reynolds has been pretty quiet if he will be appearing as Deadpool in Doctor Strange or when exactly we might expect a Deadpool 3. And also, this kind of buries another spoiler right at the end: Professor X presumably dying in this movie (again).
Patrick Stewart had already confirmed that was him in the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer, and we have an exclusive scoop that Professor X is going to be sticking around in the MCU. And as Deadpool apparently points out in the post-credits scene, Professor Charles Xavier has a real tendency to die in films. Of course, this being a comic book-adjacent genre, death has no dominion, so we will just have to see. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to premiere in theaters on May 6. We’ll keep you updated on any further Professor X deaths in the meantime.