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New Doctor Strange 2 deleted scene teases future return of Bruce Campbell’s character

Bruce Campbell as Pizza Poppa
(Image credit: Disney/Marvel)

A new deleted scene from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness teases the return of Bruce Campbell's hilarious Pizza Poppa character.

The sequel has just arrived on Vudu and Disney Plus, with the former including several extras including deleted scenes and audio commentary from director Sam Raimi. One of the deleted scenes features Pizza Poppa, played by Bruce Campbell, in a scene that looks a whole lot like the one that played after the credits.

In the second post-credits scene, which may have very well been made to playfully troll Marvel fans who wait in the theater after every single film, we see Bruce Campbell's Pizza Poppa finally breaking free from Doctor Strange's punching spell. He looks directly into the camera and yells, "It's over!" In the deleted scene, however, when the spell wears off, Campbell shouts, "Doctor Strange has not seen the last of the Pizza Poppa!"

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Campbell's cameo comes as no surprise to fans of Raimi's work, as the actor has starred in multiple Raimi-directed films including Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, and Crimewave. Campbell even cameoed in Campbell's Spider-Man trilogy, playing the ring announcer who changes Peter's wrestling name to Spider-Man in the first installment and the usher who doesn't let him in to see Mary Jane's play in the sequel.

The deleted scene implies that Campbell's Pizza Poppa could be making another appearance in a future Doctor Strange film, continuing the Raimi-Campbell legacy.

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Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more. Her first collection of poetry, "FINAL GIRL," sold out of print. Her second collection, "Sad Sexy Catholic," is forthcoming in 2023.