It’s no secret by now (and therefore definitely not a spoiler) that Avengers: Endgame doesn’t feature a mid-credits or post-credits scene. It’s one of the few movies in the entire MCU that breaks that tradition. However, in its place, the Russo Brothers added an Easter egg that pays homage to the film that started it all, 2008’s Iron Man, as the sound of a hammer clanking on metal plays alongside the Marvel logo.
For international audiences, though, this space has opened up an opportunity for a hilarious prank in the form of an ad pretending to be an end-credits scene. As captured by a fan and shared on YouTube, audiences in Singapore got what they thought was going to be a surprise and exclusive post-credits scene, only to find out that it was an advertisement for a Huawei cell phone.
The punchline is that it looks like it could be a Marvel scene for a second, as a man appears to be drawing the moon towards him, when in reality, it’s just the zoom of a camera. See for yourself below:
With 97% of moviegoers reportedly sticking around until the end of every Marvel flick to catch a post-credits scene, it’s hard to blame Huawei for placing the ad there. However, many theaters are warning fans before the film that there’s no scene afterwards. With a 181-minute runtime – the longest of any of the MCU movies – the theaters want to get people out as quickly as possible so they can clean and seat the next, more than likely sold out show.
That quickness is also making huge box office numbers for Avengers: Endgame, as it’s already crossed $1.2 billion globally. With a cliffhanger in Infinity War that saw the decimation of hometown heroes like Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, it’s hardly a surprise that the most epic MCU movie to date will also be its most profitable.