Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame bucks Marvel Cinematic Universe tradition by not including ANY post-credits scenes, but there is something special in the credits. Post-credits scenes were around long before Marvel Studios released their very first installment in the MCU, 2008's Iron Man. However, Marvel used post-credits scenes in an interesting way, to set up movies that weren't necessarily direct sequels, but were interconnected within the larger framework of their shared cinematic universe. In fact, that very first Iron Man post-credits scene paved the way for The Avengers, a crossover movie event that paid off the first phase of the MCU's grand experiment.
In 2019, Marvel Studios is releasing the fourth Avengers movie, Avengers: Endgame, which follows the events of the cliffhanger ending in Avengers: Infinity War. The latest MCU installment also attempts to wrap up the story of the MCU thus far, what Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige calls the Infinity Saga. But while Endgame marks the end of stories being told from Phase 1 onward, it's not the end of the MCU entirely. Marvel Studios has an entire Phase 4 planned out, though what exactly those plans are remain a bit of a mystery. Since MCU post-credits scenes have become part of the experience of the franchise, fans are no doubt wondering what to expect from Avengers: Endgame.
Now that Avengers: Endgame is hitting theaters around the world, viewers checking out the Marvel Studios blockbuster may want to know whether it includes any credits scenes. Surprisingly, Avengers: Endgame does NOT have a post-credits scene - none at all. While a movie's credits are always worth watching to get an idea of who was involved in the making of it, Avengers: Endgame doesn't have any additional scenes for fans. There are, however, two special things included in the credits that fans may want to stick around for.
The first is a special credits sequence honoring the actors that portray the original six members of the Avengers team: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark aka. Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers aka. Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner aka. Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff aka. Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton aka. Hawkeye). Although some of these actors are expected to return in future Marvel Studios projects - either in films or Disney+ TV shows - Avengers: Endgame marks likely the last time they'll appear on screen together. As such, the movie honors these six actors with a very special credits sequence.
The second credits surprise is an audio cue at the very end of the Avengers: Endgame credits. We won't spoil it here, but longtime fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may want to stick around until the very end to hear it for themselves. (If not, we break down the Avengers: Endgame post-credits surprise here on Screen Rant.)
Since Avengers: Endgame is the end of the Infinity Saga, it makes sense for Marvel Studios to refrain from including a post-credits scene. Plus, considering how dedicated fans are to the MCU, they likely already know what's coming. In addition to Spider-Man: Far From Home releasing in July, Marvel also has a number of other movies in development, including Black Widow, The Eternals and Shang-Chi - not to mention the Disney+ shows like Loki, Falcon & Winter Soldier and WandaVision. With Avengers: Endgame now finally in theaters, Marvel will no doubt announce their upcoming plans soon enough.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019