For years now, Marvel Studios has added post-credit scenes to its superhero movies to get fans excited for the next movie in that superhero’s saga.
On May 5th, 2017, Marvel’s newest superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will arrive in theaters with a two-hour movie and five post-credit scenes. Yep – *five* post-credit scenes.
Screen Rant originally reported there would be just four post-credit scenes only to be corrected James Gunn, the writer and director of the movie James Gunn, who revealed there will actually be a whopping five.
@screenrant Well, five, actually. ?
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 18, 2017
The five post-credit scenes is easily a record for most after a superhero movie. According to Screen Rant, the first four are mid-credit bonus scenes that are “mostly for fun,” with an additional traditional post-credit scene at the end of the credits. Overall, two of the five are expected to “set up important and cool things for the future.”
Traditionally, superhero movies would have one post-credit scene that hinted at what would come next, and that’s it. For example, this was the post-credit scene for Iron Man.
That first post-credit scene set up the storyline in Iron Man 2. More recent superhero movies have done multiple post-credit scenes, with some being serious and some being funny.
In 2016, Deadpool’s post-credit scene was a mix of both.
Before the post-credit scene, there were funny short clips, pictures, and graphics that were shown throughout Deadpool’s credits, so it was really a combination of what’s been done in the past and what Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be doing in May.