Even the most casual Marvel fans know that leaving when the credits start to roll is a bad idea. Up until Endgame, every installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had one. The fact that Avengers: Endgame didn’t have one made it feel like a real ending. Well, that’s about to change. Kind of.
Viewers who stick around through the credits will now see the first full trailer for Spider-Man: Far from Home. Instead of warning viewers about Endgame spoilers, as he did in the internet version of the trailer, Holland will instead tell them before the film begins to stick around for the new trailer, which contains major Endgame spoilers.
It’s kind of weird to add something like this after a film has already been seen by millions of people, but it does make sense in light of the fact that Endgame is just as much a beginning as it is an ending.
Spider-Man will be the actual final film in the third phase of the MCU, and all signs point to the characters adjusting to the realities of the post-Endgame world. A slew of new movies and television series will take place in that world, so linking them with a post-credits scene makes sense. It’s also a tactic Marvel has been using for years.
Nick Fury brought up “the Avengers initiative” with Tony Stark after the credits rolled on Iron Man, the film that launched the MCU. Post-credits scenes have introduced us to new characters (Thanos in The Avengers) and served up jokes for the Marvel in-crowd (Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy).
Endgame marks the first film since Captain America: The First Avenger to include a trailer for the next film in the MCU in its post-credits scene. The spoiler-filled Spider-Man trailer should only be seen by those who’ve already watched Endgame, and putting the trailer at the end of that epic film is a good way of ensuring that.
Spider-Man: Far from Home will be released on July 2. Odds are good that you’ll want to stick around until after the credits on that one too