How Many Post-Credits Scenes Are In The Marvels? Mid-Credits, End Credits, And Pre-Credits Scenes Explained

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Marvel has been promising that The Marvels was the beginning of a much bigger story than it initially seemed from the trailers and marketing. And while the movie itself is, according to our The Marvels review, a fun, low-stakes adventure, there are a number of enormous teases for what’s coming next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). With that in mind, you might be wondering how many post-credits scenes are in The Marvels?

Here’s the thing… The mid-credits scene is big, but it’s what happens before the credits — a Pre-Credits scene if you will — that’s even bigger. The short version, before we get into all the bullet points below is that yes, you’re going to want to sit through the credits of The Marvels. But if you need a breakdown of everything you just saw, or are the sort of person who likes spoilers in advance (boo to you, in that case), then read on.

And in case what I just said wasn’t abundantly clear: massive, massive The Marvels spoilers past this point.

How Many Post Credits Scenes In The Marvels?

There’s only one legitimate credits scene in The Marvels, and it happens right after the main, animated credits. At the very end of the credits, there’s some bonus audio we’ll get into; but no additional scene. So the answer is: there is one post-credits scene in The Marvels. Or rather, a mid-credits scene. However, there’s a lot more to talk about than that, starting with what feels like a post-credits scene, but happens right before the credits roll.

The Marvels Ending Explained: Who Was Kamala Khan Talking To, And What Does It Mean For The MCU’s Future?

The Marvels brie larson and iman vellani

After going on space adventures with Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and family are — I think, it’s not totally clear — helping Carol Danvers move into the Rambeau house in Louisiana. Maybe they’re all moving in together? I honestly don’t know. Regardless, Kamala and Carol talk in the tiny airplane outside the house. There, Kamala explains that their whole team-up has given her an idea.

Cut to New York City, and enter none other than… Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). She comes into her apartment, pets and feeds Lucky the Pizza Dog, and then realizes there’s someone else in the apartment. It’s Kamala, in shadow, doing the whole Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) speech from the end of Iron Man. Hilariously, she asks Kate if she knows she’s not the only kid superhero in the world, to which Kate responds, “I’m 23.” Kamala explains that she’s looking to put together a team. She also off-hand mentions, “Did you know Ant-Man has a daughter?” referring to Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton).

Kamala has Monica’s little computer pad with everyone’s files on it, and Kate seems intrigued. So what does that mean? Young Avengers time, baby! They’ve been slooooowly setting this up for the past few years, and it looks like it’s finally time for the “kid” Avengers to team up. That includes Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel; Kate Bishop, aka Hawkeye; and Cassie Lang, aka Stature. It could also possibly include America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez); Elijah Bradley, aka Patriot (Elijah Richardson); Tommy and Billy Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch’s kids; Skaar, son of Hulk (Will Deusner); and maybe even Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) and Kid Loki (Jack Veal).

There are a lot of possibilities for where this lineup could go. And if Marvel doesn’t announce a Young Avengers movie or TV show sometime next week, they’ve made a big mistake. BIG mistake.

The Marvels Mid-Credits Scene Explained:

the marvels monica rambeau

Okay, now let’s talk about that mid-credits scene, aka the one that Marvel has been teasing incessantly. Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) was last seen plugging a hole in reality from the wrong side of the multiverse. To save everyone, she closed a jump-point broken by Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), sealing herself outside of the MCU reality before Captain Marvel could stop her.

In the mid-credits scene, she wakes up in a hospital room. Initially confused, she immediately becomes emotionally compromised by the fact that she’s seemingly woken up next to her mother, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch). If you remember from the movie you probably just watched, Monica was blipped during the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. In the intervening five years, her mother died of cancer. So when Monica blipped back, she came to in an empty hospital room.

Now, her mother is back… Only that’s not Monica’s version of Maria; this is an alternate universe. And not just any alternate universe: this is the X-Men universe. How do we know that? Well, Maria for one is wearing the costume of Binary, one of Captain Marvel’s many identities which is heavily tied to the X-Men’s comic book continuity. Also, there’s a big “X” on the hospital’s monitoring equipment.

The Marvels Binary

Oh, and The Beast is there, sporting his classic Jim Lee look from the ’90s. That’s a big clue we’re in the X-Men universe, as well. More on that in a second.

Beast explains that Monica is in a universe parallel to her own, and then leaves. Maria stands up next to an enormous metal “X” door straight out of the X-Men movies, another big clue, and asks Maria who she is. “Ah, s**t,” says Monica, and we cut to black.

One last note: the end credits list that the movie used the scores from both X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. So not only is Monica in the X-Men universe, but she’s in the X-Men universe from the Fox movies. While it’s entirely possible — and in fact probable — that the MCU will take their own path with the X-Men continuity, a la what they did with Kingpin in Hawkeye and the upcoming Echo, or with Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk… It’s also possible this may straight up be the Fox universe. After all, MCU impresario Kevin Feige got his start on those movies.

Who Plays Beast In The Marvels?

kelsey grammer as beast in x-men

Your ears don’t deceive you! That is indeed Kelsey Grammer reprising his role of Beast from X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Days of Future Past… Albeit in super-janky CGI form instead of the practical makeup of the previous movies. Looks pretty bad! But hopefully, they just weren’t able to get Grammer for the day because he was filming Down Periscope 2: Even Lower Periscope, and he’ll be back in the makeup chair for… Something else. Avengers: Secret Wars, probably?

Does The Marvels Have A Post-Credits Scene?

Okay, let’s go all the way to the end of the credits. Is there a The Marvels Post-Credits scene? The answer, as mentioned above is no: there is no post-credits scene in The Marvels. But there is some audio, right at the end after the credits. That audio is a Flerken barfing.

If you remember from the movie (if you’ve seen it), a Flerken is a creature that looks like a cat, acts like a cat, and has a bunch of tentacles that spew out of its mouth as it swallows a near-infinite amount of things in its cavernous tummy. The B-Plot of the movie involves Goose, Captain Marvel’s best buddy, laying a bunch of Flerken eggs all over S.A.B.E.R. headquarters which hatch into ravenous, adorable kittens. Nick Fury then uses the Flerkens to evacuate the entire staff by swallowing them, to the tune of “Memories” from the musical Cats.

Those Flerkens, back on Earth, barf everyone up in a park. Possibly on Governors Island in New York but I’m not 100% sure. Anyway, at the end of the credits you hear a Flerken barf. That’s it! Doesn’t mean anything deep, does not tee up a Disney+ show. Just a Flerken having a good ol’ puke right at the end of the movie.

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