Avengers: Endgame is mere days away from its UK debut and fans’ anticipation is at an all-time high. Initial critics’ Twitter reactions to the fourth Avengers movie have been overwhelmingly positive. But fans were quick to notice the world premiere had one glaring omission: credits scenes.
Will there be a post-credits scene?
According to Daniel RPK, a well known and often reliable leaker of Marvel information, tweeted: “After talking to a few people can now confirm – NO POST CREDITS SCENES in Endgame. Just so you know.”
Likewise, from last night’s World Premiere, Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com reported the credits were cut short to make way for a cast speech.
He tweeted: “For those asking, I don’t know if Avengers Endgame has a post-credits scene.
“They cut the credits for a cast speech, so there may be one for release. Stay seated.”
Mid and post credits scenes are a trope de rigeuer in superhero films.
In Marvel movies, the mid-credits scenes tend to be the ones of import for future films.
The scenes at the very end of the credits, however, tend to be humourous teases.
For Avengers: Endgame not to set up Phase Four of the MCU would be a grave mistake, one the Russo brothers are not likely to make.
Many fans anticipate the mid and post-credits scenes will hint at future crossovers now Disney has bought Fox and its assets.
These include Fantastic Four and X-Men, amongst others, who would make a powerful addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Some fans speculate the mid and post-credits scenes will instead tease the new Marvel movies already in works.
These include a Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) standalone movie, as well as Black Panther 2.
A Spider-Man sequel is also in the works from Sony, though there may be a deal struck between the two studios for a Spider-Man: Far From home teaser.
Avengers Endgame has received overwhelmingly positive reactions on Twitter from its world premiere, despite the lack of a post-credits scene.
Davis tweeted: “Avengers Endgame is an astonishing, amazing film. I’ve never seen anything like it.
“This movie is everything I wanted to be and SO much more. Amazing.”
“While watching #AvengersEndgame, I laughed so loud, I clapped with so much force, and I cried so hard.
“The movie exceeds every expectation and is the perfect culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
“I just can’t remember a cinematic experience like the one I just had with #AvengersEndgame.
“Simply blown away. I feel like that movie was made for every Marvel fan, everywhere.”
Avengers: Endgame is out in UK cinemas on Thursday, April 25, 2019.