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, 2017 at 17:28
  • This is the third or fourth time they've done that.
    – ibid
    Nov 7, 2017 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, 2017 at 11:32
  • Huh, I'd completely forgotten about that by the time I watched Ragnarok! Nov 8, 2017 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, 2017 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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    These seem to be phrased backwards. It seems like it would be more accurate to say "A scene from later movie X was used as the post/mid-credits scene in earlier movie Y." May 12, 2022 at 15:29

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.


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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