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Stay till the end! The history of Marvel's post-credits revolution #SpiderManHomecoming


Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives this week, and we can be sure of some more mid- and/or post-credits fun. But how many of Marvel’s OTHER post-credits scenes have you seen?

Iron Man

The first ever Marvel post-credits scene was a real game-changer. Samuel L Jackson makes his MCU debut as Nick Fury, who turns up at Tony Stark’s pad to inform him about something called "the Avenger Initiative”. Boom.

The Incredible Hulk

Tony Stark became the first Marvel character to cameo in another character’s movie when he popped up, post-credits, to inform Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) that he was "putting a team together".

Iron Man 2

Marvel teased their then-forthcoming Thor in the final moments of Iron Man 2, with SHIELD’s Agent Coulson arriving in New Mexico to examine a mysterious hammer…


Seeds of the story for Avengers Assemble were sown in Thor’s post-credits scene as Stellan Skarsgård’s Erik Selvig is asked by Nick Fury to head up the research for the Tesseract (not knowing that Selvig is under the control of Loki – eek!).

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America’s post-credits scene is actually a clip from the then-still-to-be-released Avengers Assemble, showing Steve Rogers training in a modern-day gym and being approached by Nick Fury about "an assignment"…

Avengers Assemble

In Marvel’s first MID-credits scene, the Other informs his master, Thanos, of Loki’s failure at procuring the Tesseract. In the POST-credits scene, however, the Avengers sit silently eating in a diner after Battle of New York.

Iron Man 3

A surprise appearance from Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner here as we see Tony Stark on the psychiatrist's couch after the events of Iron Man 3. Annoyingly for Tony, Banner’s been asleep the whole time! See it here.

Thor: The Dark World

Another movie with mid and post-credits scenes. In the first one, foreshadowing Guardians of the Galaxy, Volstagg and Sif visit the Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and entrust the Aether to his care, while in the second scene Jane and Thor reunite, while a frost monster, accidentally transported to Earth during the final battle, continues to run amok in London. 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In a mid-credits scene, Wolfgang von Strucker (played by Thomas Kretschmann) wanders around a secret facility where two prisoners are being held – Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (who are introduced properly in the NEXT film, Avengers: Age of Ultron). Then, in the post-credits scene, Bucky Barnes, AKA the Winter Soldier, is seen walking around the Smithsonian Institute and coming across some information about his wartime past.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Two again – first, Groot, as a potted twig, shaking his stuff to the Jackson 5, and second, a cameo from love-him-or-loathe-him Marvel creation, Howard the Duck (voiced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Seth Green)

Avengers: Age of Ultron

No post-credits sting for this one, but the mid-credits scene shows arch villain Thanos, tired of his pawns’ constant failures to get him the Infinity Stones, vowing to hunt for them himself.


In the mid-credits scene, Hank Pym gives the Wasp suit to Hope van Dyne (ahead of the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp), and explains to her what happened to her mother. Then, in the post-credits scene, we see Captain America and Falcon having trapped the Winter Soldier to a remote location. Cap asks Falcon if he should call Iron Man. Cap say no, they’re on their own, to which Falcon replies, “I know a guy…” (This scene is actually IN Captain America: Civil War)

Captain America: Civil War

In the mid-credits scene T’Challa (AKA Black Panther) agrees to grant both Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes asylum in Wakanda, and in the POST-credits scene, Peter Parker sits on his bed lying to Aunt May about his adventures...

Doctor Strange

The mid-credits scene here foreshadows this year’s Thor: Ragnarok and features Dr Strange asking Thor why he brought Loki to New York City, while in the post-credits scene Mordo confronts Pangborn and takes away the energy he uses to walk, stating that Earth has "too many sorcerers".
Will you stay until the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming to see what the next post-credits is? Tweet us @Cineworld.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is screening now.