Why doesn’t Avengers: Endgame have any post-credit scenes?

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and War Machine/James Rhodes (Don Cheadle)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and War Machine/James Rhodes (Don Cheadle)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /
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Staying put after a Marvel movie ends in theaters is tradition. Fans know better than to leave after the movie and instead wait for the post-credit scenes. Avengers: Endgame, however, doesn’t have any at all. Why?

It began with one scene surprising fans after the credits roll. Soon enough, we found ourselves waiting for two scenes — the first is always very telling and serves as a sneak peek at what to expect, while the second is often just for laughs. So, consider us shook when it was announced that Avengers: Endgame does not even feature a single scene.

Many refused to believe it, so at the advanced press screenings for the movie we all stayed glued to our seats waiting and hoping. Unfortunately, it’s true. No post-credit scenes are include at all. The question now is — why?

Spoilers ahead? Not quite! We keep what follows spoiler-free! But in case you want to go into Avengers: Endgame completely blind, be advised about teasers ahead. 

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Avengers: Endgame continues to roll out in theaters today as it expands its release over the weekend. From the comments I’ve seen, fans have been staying in their seats as the credits roll. Marvel has trained us well, ladies and gentlemen. It’s almost as if we’re their pups, trained not to go somewhere for so long, that now that we’re allowed to leave, it just feels strange to do so.

For once, after so many years, Marvel has dropped this tradition. According to The Verge’s Chaim Gartenberg, here’s why:

"“As entertaining as the post-credit scenes are, and as savvy as they’ve been at linking the movies, it doesn’t change the fact that they’re essentially advertisements Marvel sticks at the back of every film to make sure fans never walk out of a theater without being sold on their next trip back.Somehow, the studio has managed to get fans to look forward to commercials, instead of finding them annoying. But even when they’re visual gags or Easter eggs, these stingers are still almost always meant to move viewers’ focus on to whatever comes next in the series, not to comment on what they just saw.”"

And there it is, folks. Marvel wants us to focus on what we just witnessed and respect the final moments of the movie — particularly the monumental losses that Avengers: Endgame delivers.

Here’s more from Gartenberg:

"“Marvel can only pass the narrative buck forward for so long, and with Endgame, it’s time to pay the check and end the story instead of endlessly escalating and teasing the next thing.”"

After watching Endgame and knowing what happens I understand and applaud their decision to skip tradition here. And I think you will, too.

dark. Next. The question we need to be asking about Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters. Do you plan on watching it opening weekend or will you wait and risk running into spoilers, therefore ruining your experience! Up to you, just saying…watch it ASAP!