One thing that Marvel fans are more excited about than the movies is the post credit scenes. Coupled with deleted scenes and Easter eggs hidden throughout the movie all serve as the key elements to introduce new plots.
The fame Marvel Studios garnered over the past decade hinges on their ingenious ability to transform comic stories into blockbuster movies. From exciting story plots, professional acting and state-of-the-art effects, they unarguably lead the line when it comes to superhero movies. However, there are certain tricks that the studio employs to keep fans on their toes while they also serve as a spice for the whole fun.
Stay Back For The Post Credit Scene
One major tool used by the MCU is the post credit scenes. These scene serves as a plot introduction for a next movie or to drop clues connecting another movie with a similar plot.
Marvel uses mid/post credit scenes all the time to give an idea of what direction the next movie instalment might take. If you are not the one to rush out of the cinema hall right after the movie, then you probably have seen an end credit scene.
Easter eggs, on the other hand, are clues and bonus references, which are strategically placed within the movie. These are not easy to spot but might just be the key to understanding how the plot unfolds. Marvel movies have no shortage of Easter eggs, and over the decade, fans have learnt how to spot them.
Furthermore, spotting an Easter egg doesn’t really mean you understand where the plot is headed except you read a lot of comics. Some of these subtle and almost seemingly unimportant clues eventually bloom to become full-blown plots.
Here some of these plots that originated from pretty normal conversations but will have a huge impact on MCU phase 4.
Ever wondered how did Thanos get the power stone? Avengers: Endgame never addressed the mystery. It was assumed he got by decimating Xandar. Makers of the movie later revealed that Nova was to be introduced during a big battle at Xandar. But the plot was edited out of the script.
Knowing the studio already had a plan in place for his debut, its just matter of time that Nova shows up.
Namor the submariner is one superhero whose entrance into the MCU is long due. Moreover, Marvel Studios has not slacked in dropping definitive hints towards their intentions. In Endgame Natasha (Black Widow) presides over a meeting with the holograms of the team across the world. Okoye mentions a disturbance offshore in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. When asked about how they were dealing with it, she replied, “We deal with it by not dealing with it”.
This has to be a definite reference to the city of Atlantis. Rumours suggest the sequel to Black Panther will heavily feature Namor in a major role.
Super Soldier Serum
The super-soldier serum was used in Captain America: The First Avenger released in 2011, as an experimental process aimed at creating the perfect war machine. The experiment carried out on a young Steve Rogers was a success, producing America’s national hero. However, the interesting part is that the super-soldier serum was in fact first mentioned in 2008 release the Incredible Hulk.
In the movie, General Ross tried to scrape back together what was left of Dr Reinstein’s notes. Reinstein developed the serum as part of a Weapon Plus project, the program was ‘put on ice’ after Steve Rogers. This is intriguing because although the serum first mentioned in the Incredible Hulk as a reference to the past. It would be three years later before Captain America would eventually appear. And now a Weapon X series is underway at the Marvel Studios.
Black Panther movie hit the big screens in 2018 however, Marvel Studios had dropped hints about the movie about seven years earlier. In 2011’s Captain America: First Avenger, there is a scene where Howard Stark and Steve Rogers talk about Vibranium.
According to Tony’s father, Vibranium is the rarest metal on earth. So valuable and scarce in fact, it could not be allowed, as standard issue. Much is not heard about Vibranium anymore until Black Panther entered the MCU in 2018.
As at Captain America: First Avenger, Vibranium was just an indestructible shield used by America’s hero. In addition, no one paid attention to the metal whose origins are a city way advanced in technology than the rest of the world.
The Mad Titan rose to fame being the most exciting villain of the present decade due to a string of mind-blowing wit and creativity in Infinity War and Endgame.
Thanos made his first appearance in 2012’s Avengers, in a post credit scene. He is being briefed about Loki’s failure to capture earth. Now, most people probably missed it, especially considering they had just started using post credit.
Tony Stark would also complain about visions and images in his head about an evil that was coming. He would later meet the source of his visions when he confronted Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. A younger version of Thanos is supposed to appear in the next Eternals movie.
Which Marvel post credit scene you think will connect to future MCU movies?