This is catnip for comic fans, who may have been pulling for a Doctor Strange-Mordo face-off from the beginning. Doctor Strange debuted in the pages of Strange Tales #110 in 1963. A month later, comics titans Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced Baron Mordo, a fallen disciple from Strange's magic class, as the hero's archnemesis. The Biff to the Doctor's Marty, Mordo plagued the multiverse for ages. Doctor Strange wants to make his turn to feel tragic, but this scene trudges along with all the false confidence of the post-credit stinger from Ryan Reynolds' failed Green Lantern movie (who can forget that classic scene where a speck of yellow monster cloud transforms good guy Sinestro into yellow-suited evildoer?). This is not a Bucky-Captain America relationship, and this is not a satisfying act of menace. The silver lining: a few more minutes of Benjamin Bratt, America's sweetheart.
2. Doctor Strange talks to Thor so MCU fans have something to live for
Doctor Strange's mid-credits scene makes significantly less sense than the Mordo villain setup scene, but is significantly more fun. In the tease, none other than Thor joins Doctor Strange at his Greenwich Village lair, the Sanctum Sanctorum. We haven't seen Thor since the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which all but bypass the eyebrow-raising conclusion of his last stand-alone, Thor: The Dark World, in which Thor left his Loki, disguised as their father Odin, on the Asgardian throne, and returned back to Earth to sweep his one true love confounding dream sequence in a cave pond. Joss Whedon can barely explain what happened. And now Thor's back in New York, searching for Odin -- and he needs Doctor Strange's help.