With each installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), we see the hero bring something different to the table. Sometimes, it’s a small course alteration (Ant-Man, Thor: The Dark World), while others will flip the table and reset the series entirely (Captain America: Civil War, The Winter Soldier). Doctor Strange resides somewhere in the middle of that scale, introducing never-before-seen elements that drive the overarching story, as it still remains consistent with the universe as it stands now.
That being so, there are a handful of plot points that set up a whole lot for the remainder of Marvel’s Phase 3. Here’s what we were able to catch.