It’s a tried and true tradition that Marvel Studios films have at least one post-credits sequence. Initially, you’d have to wait until the very end of the credits to see a scene that would link to the larger universe as a whole, but as time’s gone on, they’ve started to add yet another button — one directly after the fancy title sequence and before the black screen credit sequence (a mid-credits sequence, as it were). This was a way to either add another fun superfluous scene or stretch even deeper into the universe as a whole.
So over the course of the past nine years, we’ve gone from one to two. That sounds about where we’d cap it off, right? Well, if you’re James Gunn, two isn’t enough. Apparently neither three.
Last night, a host of journalists got to see an early screening of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in preparation from an upcoming junket for the flick. In that screening, there was reportedly four post-credits scenes. That’s right. Four. But that apparently isn’t enough. Sometimes, post-credits scenes are pulled from press screenings, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is no exception. While Screen Rant went to report the already-insane four post-credits scenes, Gunn took to Twitter to clarify.
Yup. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 won’t have two, three, or even four post-credits scenes, but FIVE! Four of them will act as “mid-credits” scenes, and the final, currently-unreleased one will be a legit post-credits scene. Of the five we know about, at least two of them are loving setups for what’s to come, but before you get too excited, it’s important to note that the other two thus far are just fun and jokey — as we have learned to expect from Gunn.
What is also important to note is that this sets a precedent. Will Marvel Studios start to have more than two post-credits scenes on a regular basis? Honestly, at this point, it almost feels a bit like a parody, but I doubt there are many fans who would argue with there being MORE scenes. Oftentimes, films are so worried about staying on point throughout the runtime that there is little room for little side gags. Perhaps this can be a way to incorporate more of those without bogging down the main plot.
What do you think about this reveal? Are five scenes just too many? Let us know in the comments down below!