With just a few days to go now until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, Fandango has surveyed its users on their regular MCU viewing habits, and as it turns out, the vast majority of people opt to remain in their seats when the credits start to roll.
In a poll of moviegoers who plan to catch the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel, 97% said that they often stick around for the post-credits scenes of each MCU flick. 79%, meanwhile, said they’re surprised when other people leave the theater before the credits have finished.
And though these numbers do make sense given Marvel’s history for including fun little teases in their post-credits scenes, it’s been confirmed that in a rather surprising move, the studio chose not to include any additional footage in Endgame. That is to say, there is no post-credits sequence and once those credits begin to roll, that’s it. The movie’s over.
However, we still do suggest you stay in your seat as while there’s nothing in the way of a bonus scene, we do get a fun little easter egg instead. You see, once the credits have completed and the Marvel logo comes up on screen, we hear the familiar sound of a hammer clanking on metal, which should be instantly recognizable to MCU fans as it’s pulled straight from the original Iron Man.
Sure, it’s not quite as exciting as a proper post-credits scene, but this is still a welcome nod to the film that started it all and a nice way of sort of bringing things full circle. Besides, given how heavy and emotional Avengers: Endgame is, we imagine most people will be staying in their seats for a while after it ends anyways as they digest everything they just saw and process it all.
We won’t dive into spoilers, but let’s just say that the final 20 minutes or so throw a lot at the audience and it’s going to take some time for fans to properly get to grips with everything they just saw. So, with that in mind, why not sit back, relax and soak it all in as the credits roll, while you patiently wait for that final nod to the hero who gave birth to this wonderful franchise?