Marvel fans have a lot to thank Kevin Feige for. Not only should we thank him for his role in crafting this successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we should also thank him for consistently adding in these post-credits scenes that keep audiences in the theater all the way through.
It all started back in May 2, 2008. For fans who stuck around throughout the entire end credits of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man, they were greeted by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury – who was there to talk to Tony Stark about the “Avengers Initiative.”
And just like that… the rest is history.
Kevin Feige always loved the experience of going to the cinema, and for him, adding sequences at the end of the credits gives audiences more time to savor the film as a whole as well as enjoy a special treat for those who stay for the every last drop of each new film.
Recently, Kevin Feige spoke with Slashfilm, in which he was asked about why the credits stingers have been prevalent throughout the films of the MCU. Feige explained:
I always liked that sort of thing, whether it’s Ferris Bueller or Masters of the Universe. As a film nerd, I never wanted it to end. I didn’t want the experience…no matter how good or bad the movie was, just the experience of being in the movie theater, I didn’t want to end. So I would always sit through the credits.
So when I started making movies, I’d be like that’d be fun to do. We didn’t wanna put [the Nick Fury scene] in the body of the film ’cause we thought it would be distracting. So we thought we’d put it at the very end of the credits for people who like me when I was a kid could be rewarded for staying.
Thanks to Kevin Feige and James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 breaks the MCU record in the amount of scenes featured within a film’s end credits. With a whopping *five* scenes, fans who stick around get a little something extra.
What are some of your favorite post-credits sequences in the MCU? Sound off in the comments below.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters.