We’re in the endgame now. Avengers: Endgame is breaking all kinds of box office records and the conclusion of over a decade of interwoven stories throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has been an emotional roller coaster of a 3 hour long epic movie, and it delivers on every expectation, and then some. There is one MCU staple however that it doesn’t offer up, ending a 21 film streak.
*SPOILERS AHEAD FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME*
The Russos explained in an interview with USA Today that they didn’t included a post credits scene. In fact, it was never in the plans at all.
It was never in the cards,” Joe Russo explained. “It was called ‘Endgame’ for a reason. This is it. This is the ending. The book is closed on that chapter of the Marvel universe and a new book will get written.”
Anthony Russo added:
“This was the first Marvel movie we’ve done where we weren’t thinking about the future. There will be a future,” he continued, “but it’s not our responsibility.”
Now, for those fans who still sat through the credits just in case (hey, the Russos have been known to lie to us from time to time), you were treated to little Easter egg by way of sound. A nod to the story coming full circle. As the credits finish rolling, the sound of clanging metal can be heard. The same sound of Tony Stark hammering away at his first Iron Man suit in the cave from the very first MCU film.
While it was recently revealed that Spider-Man: Far From Home will now be the last movie in the MCU’s Phase 3, instead of kickstarting Phase 4, Avengers: Endgame really does feel like the final chapter in the most successful movie universe ever. Now, we have the future of the MCU to look forward to, and prepare for another amazing run of stories and heroes.
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