Post credit scenes have been around for a long time now, the trend of post credit scenes have seemed to pick up tremendously since last few years, mainly thanks to Marvel Cinematic Universe who has been a big part in re-introducing this trend. Post credit scenes mostly leave audience guessing of what’s to come in future movies, or an important bit of information, be it funny Easter egg moment, or a tiny bit about future of a franchise, or an extended version of the same movie.
Here we take a close look at the ten movies with game changing post credit scenes:
As far as comic book movies are concerned Iron Man was one movie that made a big impact on post credit scenes right after Tony Stark declares himself as the ‘Iron Man’, we then see Nick Fury in Iron Man’s house initiating talks about ‘The Avengers’, back in 2008. Pretty much indicating the expanse of the next movie plot for The Avengers.
Avengers: The Age of Ultron
When it comes to wow moments and credit scenes Avengers seem to take away the cake, when we see Loki aided by a mysterious other and the Chitauri, with hints of a more powerful force commanding them. In the mid-credit scene of the Avengers, that mysterious figure was none other than Thanos. This is when the fans were made aware that he would be the big bad villain of the franchise.
Thanos is seen sitting in a scene in Guardians of Galaxy and in a scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Making his presence felt in upcoming Infinity Wars I and II.
Captain America: Civil War
Seeing two big hero’s fight against each other was a big success both critically and commercially, but this movie laid some great credit scenes by Spiderman and Black Panther, leaving them with their own solo movies.
With Spiderman using the high-tech Spider gadgets and costumes provided by Starks, with this we know for sure that Iron Man would appear in the next Spiderman solo flick. Also, giving us the first glimpse of the fictional city of Wakanda, Black Panther laid the prospects for the future solo movie as well.
Disney Pixar loves to introduce Easter Eggs from their private properties from other movies. While this 2003 movie, Finding Nemo had its own Easter Egg right after the credits rolled where you see none other than Mike from Monsters Inc. swim across the screen and gave a look towards the camera wearing a diving mask and a snorkel.
Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides
The movie ended with a post credit scene that doesn’t go well with the franchises. The scene shows Angelica stranded alone on the island where Sparrow left her as she sits solemnly by the shore. A voodoo doll of Sparrow is washed up on the beach where she picks it up and smirks suggesting this could land Sparrow in trouble.
This would be clear once we see the release of Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell no Tales in 2017.
The 2009 Fast and the Furious suggested the character Letty had been murdered, however, after the credits rolled out in 2011, Fast Five shows a major reveal when Dwayne Johnson is given a file concerning hijack of a military convoy in which he discovers a recent photo of Letty revealing she was actually still alive. She then went on to appear in 2013 franchise in Fast and the Furious 6.
Ferris Bueller’s Day off
The iconic movie of 80’s saw Matthew Broderick breaking the fourth wall in a number of occasions occurring in the beginning and the end of the movie. While the post credit scene was the best example of it, right after the credits rolled, Ferris emerged from his bedroom wearing his dressing gown with a look of surprise, speaking directly to the audience asking them to go home before returning to his room.
In a throwback, in his hilarious 2016 Deadpool movie, had a post credit scene that paid homage to Ferris Bueller’s day off, where Ryan Reynolds emerges from the very same bedroom that Ferris Bueller’s did in his own post credit scene wearing the exact same dressing gown addressing the audience directly, that they don’t have any tease for future movies, while referencing to Samuel L Jacksons cameo in process.
Reynolds returned to mention that Cable would appear in Deadpool’s sequel.