Avengers: Endgame is finally here, and its secrets are starting to unravel. The new film features a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe – but don’t worry, learning about it won’t spoil anything.
Really, I couldn’t drop any spoilers even if I wanted to – I’ve not seen the film. I know the Avengers take on Thanos, Captain Marvel makes an appearance, and, according to the reviews I’ve read so far, it’s very emotional.
But apart from that, your guess is as good as mine.
So what’s this mysterious Marvel ‘first’ which features in the film, I hear you ask? Well it’s not so much what the film has, but rather what it lacks.
One of the best parts of going to see a new MCU movie is the knowledge that even when the main feature ends, there’s still a little bit more to come in the form of the post-credits scene.
I imagine Marvel’s films have some of the most well-read credits ever thanks to the sneaky final clip, as most audience members tend to stick around to see how the scene will set up the next movie.
But for the first time in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, there will be no post-credit scene. Avengers: Endgame really does end when the credits start to roll – so as much you might hope there will be more, I’m afraid there won’t.
The news has spread on Twitter and left many Marvel fans unimpressed:
PSA for people seeing Avengers: Endgame:
There are NO mid-credits or post-credits scenes. If you could leave the cinema rather than sit around for ten minutes and give the staff a little more time to clean up after you, it will be greatly appreciated.
— Autistic Wrestling Fan (@TBroomey) April 24, 2019
I think one of the saddest feeling when watching Endgame was sitting down through all the credits yet realising there were no post credit scenes.. that truly meant the Infinity saga is done with ☹
— Richard Charles (@RichardCS14) April 24, 2019
the fact that there are no post credits make the movie seem even more so final. all the other movies' post credits show that there is something new, something to look forward to. but for endgame there would be no post credits. with endgame it just… ends.
— ғᴀʏ saw endgame (@_lokipng) April 24, 2019
I suppose it’s for the best, really. The film has a runtime of 3 hours, 58 seconds – that alone is enough to leave you with a numb bum, it would only get worse if you had to stick around for another 10 minutes afterwards.
Plus, credit where credit is due, the Russo brothers have certainly had their work cut out for them with the epic creation of Avengers: Endgame. I think they had enough on their plate trying to perfect that film, without having to worry about setting up another.
Though, that’s not to say Endgame is really the end. President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige revealed that – contrary to popular belief – the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home will close out the third phase of the MCU, rather than Avengers: Endgame.
It might feel strange to leave a Marvel film as soon as the credits start to roll, and I can almost guarantee a few hopeful fans will still stick around. But I’m sure Endgame itself will be brilliant enough to make up for the lack of the post-credits scene, so enjoy it while it lasts!
As mentioned by one viewer, don’t lament over what you don’t see, enjoy what you did – then kindly f*ck off so the theatre can be cleaned ahead of the next showing, other fans will be arriving thick and fast, don’t be selfish.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.