Please Remain Seated for Our Top 5 Post-Credit Marvel Scenes

by | Aug 3, 2021 | WDW Blog

What are the best post-credit Marvel scenes to date? Get our top 5 in the list below.

The most recent Marvel film to be released was Black Widow, and it simply crushed. Opening weekend numbers reached $218.8 million globally, with $60 million alone in Disney + Premier Access.

After watching Black Widow, as any well-conditioned Marvel fan, I patiently waited for the post-credit scene. But, as I sat there, I wondered, did I ever stick around for the movie credits before Marvel?

Although post-credit scenes debuted in The Silencers (March 1966) and could be seen in The Muppets and other ’80s classics, post-credit scenes have become a Marvel staple.

I know I’m not the only one who shakes their head at the sight of someone leaving the theatre beforehand.

And, from Nick Fury’s debut to Yelena Belova’s new assignment courtesy of Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, post-credit Marvel scenes are the gifts that keep giving.

Here are my top 5 post-credit Marvel scenes, ordered by movie release date:

Iron Man (2008)

the original iron man has one of the best post-credit marvel scenes

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In Iron Man’s post-credit scene, we meet Nick Fury, the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

And by one line—“You think you’re the only superhero in this world”—not only was Tony Stark’s ego put in its place, but we knew The Avengers were on their way.

The Avengers (2012 )

avengers - best post-credit marvel scenes

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For the first time in the MCU, we see Thanos in the post-credit Avengers scene, and he is warned that “the humans are unruly, therefore, can not be ruled; to challenge them is to court death.”

The Mad Titan’s grin sent an eruption through the theatre that I can still remember. 

Thor: The Dark World (2013 )

thor: the dark world has a great post-credit scene

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In this post-credit Marvel scene, Asgardian’s Volstagg and Lady Sif (minus the haircut we see in Loki, episode 4, on Disney +) hand over the Reality Stone to The Collector, played by Benicio del Toro.

Then, as if The Collector’s museum being loaded with Marvel Easter eggs wasn’t enough, The Collector says, “One down, five more to go,” alluding to the collection of all of the Infinity Stones

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

avengers age of ultron has a top marvel post-credit scene

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After the credits in Age of Ultron, Thanos returns and says what every mom in history has said (if you don’t believe me, just ask the TVA; they can confirm): “Fine, I’ll do it myself.”

And then he grabs the Infinity Gauntlet.

I may have yelled, “Bingo, we got action!” in the theatre … judge away.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

captain america civil war has one of the best marvel post-credit scenes

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As if Captain America: Civil War wasn’t enough of a masterpiece, we see at the post-credit scene Captain America and King T’Challa and get a glimpse of the wonder that is Wakanda

There are currently 37 post-credit Marvel scenes, which made narrowing it down to five pretty challenging. Let me know how I did with a comment on Facebook, and be sure to list your fave 5 as well.

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Written by Nicole Rude

Written by Nicole Rude

Nicole "Rude" is the writer, wife, mother, and fur parent of the family vloggers, Road Trippin With The Rudes. Nicole loves all things Disney from parks (EPCOT is her current fave), cruises, movies, foods, collections, bounds, and all things in between. She can't wait to share her adventures in adding the magic while adulting with you.

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