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When Did Dr Strange First Appear in Marvel Movies?

When Did Dr. Strange First Appear in Marvel Movies?

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a massive entertainment franchise, with millions of fans worldwide eagerly waiting for new releases. One of the highly acclaimed MCU superheroes is Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch.

But when did this iconic character first make an appearance in the Marvel movies? Let’s find out.

Who is Doctor Strange?

Before diving into the history of Doctor Strange in Marvel movies, let’s briefly introduce this character to those who are unfamiliar. Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange is a renowned neurosurgeon who loses his ability to operate after a severe car accident.

In search of healing, he travels to Nepal and discovers the mystical arts under the tutelage of The Ancient One. With his newly acquired powers and knowledge, he becomes a protector of Earth against magical threats.

Doctor Strange’s First Appearance in Marvel Movies

Doctor Strange made his debut appearance in the MCU with a post-credit scene at the end of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 2014. The scene features Steve Rogers (Captain America) visiting the Smithsonian Institution where he encounters an exhibit about his own life and accomplishments as a super-soldier.

As Rogers walks away from the exhibit, we hear a voice saying, “Captain Rogers,” followed by another person saying, “I’m Dr. Stephen Strange.” This brief cameo hinted at Doctor Strange’s introduction into the MCU and left fans excited for his upcoming movie.

“Doctor Strange” Movie

In November 2016, Marvel Studios released “Doctor Strange,” directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. The movie tells the story of how Stephen becomes a sorcerer and protector of Earth against mystical threats.

The film was praised for its stunning visuals and performance by Cumberbatch. It grossed over $677 million worldwide and became a massive hit among Marvel fans.

Doctor Strange in Other Marvel Movies

After the success of his standalone movie, Doctor Strange appeared in other MCU movies, including “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019). He played a crucial role in defeating Thanos and saving the world from destruction.


In conclusion, Doctor Strange made his first appearance in the post-credit scene of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 2014. He then starred in his standalone movie in 2016, which became a massive hit. Since then, he has appeared in several other Marvel movies, cementing his place as one of the most important characters in the MCU.