Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene was never going to happen: "It was called 'Endgame' for a reason"

Post-credits scenes have been a huge staple in Marvel movies for the last decade or so, so when there wasn't an Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene you could say that some people were a little disappointed. I mean, there was an audible groan in our particular showing, so that's quite the mood. Well, technically there was something, just not the usual couple of minutes of footage pointing at what's next in the MCU. It was particularly frustrating due to the inevitable excitement of fans going into Marvel Phase 4 too. But, now director Joe Russo is saying that doing a post-credits scene for Endgame was "never" going to happen. 

"It was never in the cards," said Russo in an interview with USA Today. "It was called 'Endgame' for a reason. This is it. This is the ending. The book is closed on that chapter of the Marvel universe, and a new book will get written."

His brother and co-director Anthony Russo added that not having to steer into the next chapter of the MCU was a "great thrill". 

"This was the first Marvel movie we've done where we weren't thinking about the future," said Anthony Russo. "There's no future. There will be future, of course, but it's not our responsibility." 

That echoes the Russo brothers statements to us earlier this month that the duo are done with the MCU for the foreseeable future. 

"It's our Endgame, at least for now," confirmed Antony Russo in an interview with GamesRadar. "We don't have any plans for now to make any more Marvel movies."

"It certainly may come up in the future at some point. We have a wonderful working relationship with [Marvel Studios] and a great passion for what they're doing."

What a perfect way to bow gracefully out of the MCU. At least for now. 

Want to get excited for more related content? Here's how Avengers: Endgame could influence the new Marvel TV shows, and below our spoilerific chat about the ending:

Sam Loveridge
Global Editor-in-Chief, GamesRadar+

Sam Loveridge is the Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar, and joined the team in August 2017. Sam came to GamesRadar after working at TrustedReviews, Digital Spy, and Fandom, following the completion of an MA in Journalism. In her time, she's also had appearances on The Guardian, BBC, and more. Her experience has seen her cover console and PC games, along with gaming hardware, for a decade, and for GamesRadar, she's in charge of the site's overall direction, managing the team, and making sure it's the best it can be. Her gaming passions lie with weird simulation games, big open-world RPGs, and beautifully crafted indies. She plays across all platforms, and specializes in titles like Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, The Sims, and more. Basically, she loves all games that aren't sports or fighting titles! In her spare time, Sam likes to live like Stardew Valley by cooking and baking, growing vegetables, and enjoying life in the countryside.