If you've already seen the closing of MCU Phase 3, you'll know that there is no Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene. And if your cinema experience is anything like ours, the whole auditorium will sigh in unison. Post-credits scenes have become a staple of Marvel movies for the past decade, with Marvel introducing and perfecting them over the course of 21 movies. However, when it comes to the lack of Avengers: Endgame post-credits scenes, there is no set-up for Marvel Phase 4.
However, we do get something else in place of an Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene. While there’s no plot spoilers for Endgame below, you might want to go in completely fresh if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
No shawarma meet-up, no Big Bad tease, and definitely no X-Men cameo. We all had different things in mind for a potential Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene, but Marvel Studios had another one entirely. Nothing. This was the end in so many ways, and that extends to the movie itself.
Once the end scene has finished, there’s a roll-call of all of the main actors who appear in the movie, complete with a really cool tribute to each, that is well worth staying for. It’s also as close to an Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene as you’ll get.
That’s because, after that, you get your traditional long (and I mean long: rumour has it you’re never more than six feet away from someone who worked on Avengers: Endgame) list of staff credits before the Marvel Studios logo hits and the lights come up. Basically, you’re free to go once the main cast stuff is out the way, if you so please.
But you shouldn’t. This is a celebration of everyone who made Avengers: Endgame possible. From the chefs, to the helicopter pilots, to any other role you might think of. It just goes to show how much hard work and effort from top to bottom goes into such a production, and not sitting through it feels a little cheap.
Plus, there’s a small audio cue that comes with the final Marvel Studios logo. It’s not setting up anything, nor does it seem to be a hint at a future character arriving in the MCU, but it serves as a nice bookend to the MCU as a whole. To say more would be approaching spoiler territory, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless if you want the complete experience.
TL;DR? There’s no Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene, the actual credits are super long so you can go for a bathroom break, and there’s one tiny moment to listen out for at the very end – but don’t expect anything too shocking.