Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now in theaters, giving fans the next chapter of James Gunn's oddball space family saga, as well as the next chapter in the cosmic sector of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There were plenty of surprises in GotGV2 - iconic Marvel character cameos, fun celebrity cameos, and some big reveals. One of the final character reveals was so obscure (yet potentially important for the future of the MCU) that it probably went right over a lot of viewers' heads. Luckily for them, we're here to explain.
Did you Spot the Doctor Strange Connection in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Let's break it down in all its SPOILER glory!
During multiple End Credits scenes for Guardians of the Galaxy, we get another look at Sylvester Stallone's Stakar Ogord and his inner circle of Ravagers. Those elder Ravagers are, in fact, the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the original Guardians of the Galaxy comic book team (from the '70s); along with them, we get appearances from other obscure Guardians comic book characters - and one of the final characters we meet is Krugarr.
Krugarr is a worm-like alien from the race known at the Lem, and he first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 in 1991. The big Marvel Movie connection here is that, in the comics, Krugarr was discovered and trained by none other than a future version of Doctor Strange! Krugarr became the Sorcerer Supreme of his future era, mastering the mystic arts and even doing battle with the like of Dormammu.
In the MCU, Krugarr is a CGI alien who doesn't yet have a voice actor, but clearly displayed mystical ability in his brief post-credits scene cameo, as he moves his hands and generates the sort of visual effects for spellcasting that we saw in the Doctor Strange movie.
So what does it mean that an alien being is also trained in the same mystic arts as Earth's protectors? Future MCU movies (and TV shows?) will have to answer that mystery...
- The Miley Cyrus Cameo Revealed
- David Hasslehoff's Role Revealed
- Who Are the Original Ravagers?
- Did GotGV2 Introduce Eternity to the MCU?
- The GotGV2 Ending Explained
- The Deleted End Credits Scene
- How Adam Warlock Will Change the MCU
- Every Character Cameo Revealed
- The Major Cosmic Characters Revealed
- GotGV3 Will Take Place After Avengers 3
- GotGV4 Will Be Very Different