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Post-credits scenes are a recurring staple in the feature films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, during which one or more shorts clips are shown before, during, and/or after the closing credits. The clips usually foreshadow future films, resolve a plotline from the film, or provide comic relief.


Phase One

Film Image Description
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Tony Stark enters his mansion only to be greeted by Nick Fury, who assures him that "Iron Man" isn't the only superhero in the world before bringing up the Avengers Initiative.

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In a pre-credits scene, Tony Stark meets a drunken Thaddeus Ross at a bar and tells him that a team is being put together.

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In a cut-down scene from Thor, Phil Coulson drives towards a crater in the New Mexico desert, where someone’s hammer has crashed, and reports the discovery to Nick Fury.

Thor Selvigcontroledbyloki.jpg Foreshadowing The Avengers, Nick Fury welcomes Erik Selvig to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility and, after showing him the Tesseract, asks him to investigate the object further. Selvig agrees, unaware that his mind is being controlled by Loki.
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In a cut-down scene from The Avengers, Nick Fury gives Steve Rogers an assignment with worldwide ramifications.

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In a mid-credits scene, The Other informs his master of Loki's defeat before noting that challenging the Avengers would be courting Death, prompting Thanos to smile at the prospect.

Shawarma Palace.png The Avengers assemble at the Shawarma Palace and eat in silence due to their combined exhaustion from the Battle of New York.

Phase Two

Film Image Description
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After recounting his battle with Aldrich Killian and his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, Tony Stark realizes Bruce Banner slept through most of the story. Thinking nothing of it, Stark begins telling another story, much to Banner's chagrin.

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In a mid-credits scene foreshadowing Guardians of the Galaxy, Sif and Volstagg entrust the Aether to Taneleer Tivan, unaware that he is planning to track down the remaining Infinity Stones.


While entertaining several colleagues in her London flat, Jane Foster sees a portal open on her balcony and runs outside to find Thor, whom she happily embraces. Meanwhile, a flock of birds attempts to flee from the Frost Beast.

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In a mid-credits scene foreshadowing Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wolfgang von Strucker and List makes their way through a facility where the Scepter is being studied and approaches a pair of holding cells containing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

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A disguised Winter Soldier infiltrates the Captain America exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution and comes across a memorial for Bucky Barnes.

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In a pre-credits scene, Groot dances to "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 as Drax the Destroyer sharpens his two knives. When Drax turns his way, Groot freezes only to continue when Drax looks away.

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Taneleer Tivan sits in the ruins of his museum as Cosmo walks over and licks his face, prompting Howard the Duck to declare that the act was "gross".

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In a mid-credits scene, Thanos, growing tired with the lack of progress in his crusade to obtain the Infinity Stones, dons the Infinity Gauntlet and vows to personally seek out the Stones.

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In a mid-credits scene foreshadowing Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hank Pym shows Hope van Dyne an advanced yet unfinished prototype of the Wasp Suit, prompting her to state "It's about damn time".


In a cut-down scene from Captain America: Civil War, Captain America and Falcon discuss what to do with a trapped Winter Soldier. With "the accords" preventing them from contacting Tony Stark, Falcon recommends "a guy" who can help them.

Phase Three

Film Image Description
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In a mid-credits scene foreshadowing Black Panther, Steve Rogers watches Bucky Barnes go back into cryostasis and thanks T'Challa, who has granted them asylum in Wakanda until a cure for Barnes' mental programming can be found.


Foreshadowing Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker rests on his bed as Aunt May inquires about his black eye. As soon as she leaves the room, Peter inspects his Web-Shooters and watches as they emit a spider-shaped symbol.

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In a cut-down scene from Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange asks Thor why he brought Loki to Earth. Discovering that they are searching for Odin, Strange offers to help on the condition that the two brothers return to Asgard once their mission is completed.

DS Post-credits Scene 10.png Karl Mordo confronts Jonathan Pangborn and takes away his magic, explaining he is doing so because he could "see at long last what's wrong with the world, there are too many sorcerers."
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In a pre-credits scene, Kraglin Obfonteri tries to use the Yaka Arrow only to run away after accidentally stabbing Drax in the shoulder.

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Stakar Ogord, inspired by Yondu Udonta's sacrifice, brings his wife Aleta Ogord and comrades Martinex, Charlie-27, Krugarr, and Mainframe together and proposes they reassemble their old team.

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Ayesha tells her chambermaid she is creating a being capable of destroying the Guardians of the Galaxy, deciding to call her creation "Adam".

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Peter Quill walks in on an adolescent-sized Groot playing a video game and shows his disgust over the vines Groot has shed all over the room. Groot responds in a mocking tone, further annoying Quill.

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The Watchers walk away from their informant as he implores them to stay and listen to his adventures.

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Adrian Toomes encounters Mac Gargan in prison and learns that he has "friends" looking to kill Spider-Man before being confronted with a rumor about him knowing who the young crimefighter is. Toomes denies knowing Spider-Man's true identity and leaves to see his family.

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Captain America films a public service announcement on the importance of patience and breaks the fourth wall, informing the audience that they waited around for nothing.

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In a mid-credits scene foreshadowing Avengers: Infinity War, Loki visits Thor in his quarters and asks if going to Earth is a good idea as a large spaceship appears in front of theirs.


The Grandmaster attempts to placate the citizens of Sakaar by declaring the revolution a draw.

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In a mid-credits scene, T'Challa travels to the Vienna International Centre with Nakia, Okoye and Ayo to speak before Everett Ross and the United Nations, stating that Wakanda will open its borders and utilize its resources to help the wider world.


Shuri visits a convalescing Bucky Barnes, who has awoken from cryostasis, and tells him he has much to learn.

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Foreshadowing Captain Marvel, Nick Fury sends a distress signal to an unidentified individual via pager as he, Maria Hill, and several Atlanta pedestrians corrode to dust.

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Hank Pym, Hope van Dyne and Janet van Dyne are watching Scott Lang harvest quantum particles when they start to disintegrate due to Thanos' victory, leaving Lang trapped inside the Quantum Realm.


The Giant Ant continues to play Scott Lang's electronic drum set as the Emergency Alert System echoes throughout Lang's house.

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In a mid-credits scene foreshadowing Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff and James Rhodes are speaking with Bruce Banner about the Transmitter Pager when Captain Marvel appears and demands they tell her where Nick Fury is.

Goose Tesseract.png Inside Nick Fury's office, Goose jumps onto his desk and, following several attempts, regurgitates the Tesseract.
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Peter Parker and Michelle Jones finish their date as Pat Kiernan presents a breaking news bulletin. To Parker's horror, The Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson releases footage leaked by the late Quentin Beck in which Beck suggests that Spider-Man murdered him and ordered the deaths of many others, after which he reveals to the world that Parker is Spider-Man.

Skrulls (Spider-Man Far From Home).png "Nick Fury" and "Maria Hill" are revealed to be Talos and Soren in disguise. At Soren's urging, Talos contacts the real Fury, who is commanding a ship crewed by Skrulls, and informs him of the unexpected complications they faced in their mission to stop the Elementals.

Phase Four

Film Image Description
Black Widow Valentina Allegra de Fontaine & Yelena Belova.png Foreshadowing Hawkeye, Yelena Belova visits Natasha Romanoff's grave and receives a mission from Valentina Allegra de Fontaine to take down Hawkeye, whom she states is the man responsible for Romanoff's death.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Wong on Shang-Chi.png In a mid-credits scene, Bruce Banner and Carol Danvers meet with Wong, Shang-Chi, and Katy Chen via holograms to observe the Ten Rings and discuss their origin, discovering that the rings are sending a message. After Danvers and Banner leave, Wong joins Shang-Chi and Chen in spending the night singing karaoke.
Foreshadowing the return of the Ten Rings, Xu Xialing takes her father's spot as leader of the organization, accompanied by Razor Fist and Jon Jon.

TV Series

Phase Four


Season Episode Image Description
1 07. Breaking the Fourth Wall Monica Rambeau & 'Pietro Maximoff'.png Monica Rambeau finds the entrance to the basement while investigating Agatha Harkness's house but is interrupted by "Pietro Maximoff".
08. Previously On White Vision Awakens.png Tyler Hayward reveals that by using a sample of Wanda Maximoff's energy from a drone she destroyed, he was able to finish the restoration of Vision's original body.
09. The Series Finale Skrulls (WandaVision).png Foreshadowing The Marvels, Monica Rambeau meets up with Jimmy Woo as he takes over the Westview Investigation from Tyler Hayward, who is escorted out in handcuffs. Monica is called into the local theater by an FBI agent, who reveals herself to be a Skrull sent by an old friend of her mother Maria to inform her about an intergalactic mission.
Scarlet Witch reading the Darkhold.png Foreshadowing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda Maximoff now lives by herself in the wilderness. As she prepares a water kettle, a Wanda in astral form is studying the Darkhold when she begins to hear her children calling out for help.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Season Episode Image Description
1 05. Truth John Walker's Replica Shield.png John Walker welds his own version of Captain America's shield.
06. One World, One People Sharon TF&TWS EP6.jpg Sharon Carter receives an official pardon from the U.S. government and a chance to return to her old division, and then she calls her contacts in Madripoor, announcing that they now have direct access to government resources and weapons.


Season Episode Image Description
1 04. The Nexus Event The Tree Amigos.png Loki wakes up in the Void and encounters four other alternate versions of himself.
06. For All Time. Always. Loki Season 2.png A Time Variance Authority file of Loki is stamped with "Loki will return in Season 2".

What If...?

Season Episode Image Description
1 09. What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath? Foreshadowing Season 2, Natasha Romanoff defeats Georges Batroc for Peggy Carter, who had returned to her universe after her fight with Ultron. Venturing inside the ship, Romanoff shows Carter the HYDRA Stomper armor locked away, along with someone familiar to her.

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