Since 2008, all the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have teased future installments with their aggressive deployment of post-credits scenes. It started with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) stepping out of the shadows to discuss “the Avengers initiative” with Tony Stark in Iron Man in 2008 and most recently connected Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel to the events of Infinity War. From big moments in Civil War to smaller nods in Ant-Man and the Wasp, many have looked forward to these post-credits scenes, mostly because these scenes suggest a larger continuation of an ongoing story; a technique that simulates the neverending open-ended-ness of the comic books from which all of this comes. So, what’s the deal with the post-credits scene for Avengers: Endgame?
We’re not going to ruin the end of the movie for you in this article, but we will reveal if you can bolt for the bathroom after this particular Marvel epic ends.
One massive spoiler ahead for Avengers: Endgame.
Breaking a huge tradition, there really is not a post-credits scene for Avengers: Endgame. Nothing. No mid-credits scene. No text on the screen saying “The Avengers Will Return.” Nadda. Zilch. So, this means that if Marvel is planning on bringing back certain character who died in this movie, there is nothing in this movie to indicate that will happen. Also, because five years pass during this film, that means future Marvel movies will all seemingly be set in 2023.
So, if you see Endgame this weekend, and you want to leave the theater quickly, you’re in luck. For once, there’s nothing important after this movie rolls its credits. After 11 years and 23 films, Endgame feels, shockingly, like a real ending.
Avengers: Endgame is out now.