Watch the 21 Most Important Post-Credits Scenes Leading to Avengers: Endgame

Finally, you’ve got every important post-credits scene from the 21 films that comprise the Marvel Cinematic Universe in one place. And this isn’t a supercut cobbled together by some random Marvel-head, or even a film site, but by Marvel themselves. With Avengers: Endgame hitting theaters this Friday, the studio has released the 21 most important post-credits scenes, and we’ve embedded them here for your viewing pleasure.

This is the first time Marvel has made all of these post-credits scenes available in one place. Considering Endgame is the culmination of 21 previous films in the MCU, these scenes offer a great roadmap of the journey thus far. They’re often witty, occasionally somber, and thoroughly Marvel. These scenes also highlight the insane ambition of the MCU, which began connecting their huge slate of films from the jump.

The first post-credits scene came in the MCU’s kickoff film, Jon Favreau’s 2008 Iron Man. Here we’re introduced to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, the brains behind getting a bunch of superheroes together to fight the battles the rest of humanity can’t. Just four short years later, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers hit theaters, putting to rest any lingering fears that Marvel had bitten off more than they could chew with the whole “interconnected universe” gambit.

There have been some iconic post-credits scenes that were created for laughs alone, like the shwarma scene following the first Avengers. Others have served as introductions to new characters, or, in the case of Thanos, hints at the darker forces gathering in the great beyond.

Here they are all, from Iron Man to Captain Marvel, depicting one of film’s most audacious and successful franchises in history:

Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2019


Bryan Abrams

Bryan Abrams is the Editor-in-chief of The Credits. He's run the site since its launch in 2012. He lives in New York.