Post-credits scenes have gotten to be so popular in movies they've actually changed the settings in most theaters so that the lights stay down until all credits have rolled. In fact, post-credits scenes have become so popular that some films now have two: one mid-credits, then another after all the credits have rolled.
In the case of Marvel, they have done a marvelous job of making these stingers matter, usually hinting at an important character (Incredible Hulk) or out and out revealing them for the first time (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) or just a small fun nod to the fans (Guardians of the Galaxy). No matter what it is, fans clamor to know what's going to be revealed, and what that might mean for the future of the Marvel Film Universe, so much so that the after credits scene is sometimes more important to people than the movie the credits are for!Which are the best of all these scenes that have shaped the world of comic book movies? Vote up the best comic movie post credit scenes below, the scenes that most shocked and amazed fans and expanded story lines in unexpected ways.
- This was the first look at a young Apocalypse (a big bad in the X-Men Universe). In this scene, he's just hanging out, building the pyramids with his infinite power while his underlings chant, "En Sabah Nur" which means "the first one." Meanwhile, his four horsemen (get it?) wait for his commands in the background.18636Is this awesome?
- Words can't even begin to explain how huge this was at the time. We'd never seen the team assembled, we'd only met Iron Man and knew Thor was coming. But the sight of actually seeing a live action Mjolnir in a crater in New Mexico? It all kicked into gear right here.17438Is this awesome?
- This scene was a thing of beauty. It was a brilliant continuation of a seemingly throwaway joke.16636Is this awesome?
- This mid-credits scene features the first appearance of not just crazy Nazi scientist Baron Von Strucker, but also "The Twins" (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch). Joss Whedon directed this little piece of awesome as an Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser.14832Is this awesome?