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The post-credits scene in Doctor Strange is an excerpt from a longer scene that takes place in Thor: Ragnarok.

Is this the first time in the MCU that a mid/post credits scene has literally appeared in a later film?

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    Cannot confirm this but I'm pretty sure that Ant-Man's post credit scene was an excerpt from Civil War. – sudhanva Nov 6 '17 at 17:28
  • This is the third or fourth time they've done that. – ibid Nov 7 '17 at 5:40
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    Is it a post-credits scene or would it be more proper to call it an embedded advertisement? – SJuan76 Nov 7 '17 at 11:32
  • Huh, I'd completely forgotten about that by the time I watched Ragnarok! – Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 8 '17 at 13:09
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    I absolutely love the way the MCU holds together as a coherent whole. And now they've brought Spidey back into the fold properly. :) – Deepak Nov 8 '17 at 15:29
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Roughly one quarter of MCU movies have recycled end credits scenes.

  • The post credits scene from Iron Man 2 was used in Thor.

  • The post credits scene from Captain America: The First Avenger was used in The Avengers.

  • The post credits scene from Ant-Man was used in Captain America: Civil War.

  • The post credits scene from Dr Strange was used in Thor: Ragnarok.

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No. The stinger in Ant-Man was later reused and expanded upon in Captain America: Civil War.

Ant-Man was released June 29, 2015, while Doctor Strange was released October 20, 2016.

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The scene from Ant-Man was literally taken from the dailies that the Russo brothers submitted to Marvel for them for approval/oversight.

The first instance of a scene being redone like the one from Doctor Strange occurred in Captain America: The First Avenger. This scene was directed originally by Joe Johnston, then when the scene was used in Avengers, Joss Whedon recreated it.

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