Marvel Boss Explains How Post-Credits Scenes Connect To Avengers 5 & 6

Marvel Boss Explains How Post-Credits Scenes Connect To Avengers 5 & 6

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige explains how the MCU’s post-credits scenes connect to the freshly-announced Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.

Kevin Feige explains how the MCU’s newest post-credits scenes connect to Avengers 5 and Avengers 6. From the get-go, stingers have been a staple in MCU projects. While the franchise didn’t invent them, it popularized their use in modern cinema. Now, even some of their TV series include post-credits scenes, mostly to set up what comes next in the MCU.

Given this, there’s understandable interest in knowing what Phase 4’s post-credits scenes mean in the greater scheme of things for the universe. Marvel Studios recently returned to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in three years since announcing Phase 4 in 2019. This time, Feige laid out the MCU’s full Phase 5 slate, as well as some projects in Phase 6. Everything will culminate with two back-to-back Avengers films. Officially titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, it’s safe to say that most of what Marvel Studios has been doing and still does will lead to their events. That includes their MCU post-credits scenes.

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Speaking with ComicBook on the heels of Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel, Feige explains how recent post-credits scenes might connect to the next two Avengers films. According to him, not all stingers will be tied to the crossover events, just like not all projects will lead to them. However, he notes that there’s a conscious effort on them to properly set up Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars in any way they can.

“The truth is, all of the tags are never just about the future. There are tags that are eating shwarma, Captain America saying you know you gotta learn patience, sometimes, you know, you wait for something that’s not worth it. So they are always fun for us. We don’t want everything to feel the same. So some of the tags will connect and some of them won’t. Some of the films and shows will connect; some of them won’t. I think it’s just as important that we can have standalone introductory stories like Ms. Marvel, like Moon Knight, in addition to things that interconnect and build towards the larger story. A lot of what we’ve been doing has been building to this larger story, obviously with The Kang Dynasty and the Multiverse Saga, and now I think people will, I hope, come along for the ride. Both where it’s you’re on the express train to the finale, also when it’s fun, as many of our Phase 1, 2 and 3 films were.”

The Avengers eating Shawarma together in The Avengers

MCU Phase 4 post-credits scenes have been a mix of teases and fun tags. However, one pretty popular trend right now is using them to introduce new characters. This has been the case with Eternals debuting Eros (Harry Styles) and Pip the Troll (Patton Oswalt), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness revealing Charlize Theron’s Clea, and more recently, Brett Goldstein arriving as Hercules in Thor: Love and Thunder. It isn’t a new trick; Iron Man did this with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who immediately discussed the Avengers Initiative. It’s safe to say that most of these new Phase 4 characters will play important roles in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, particularly Clea since the MCU’s next era of storytelling is collectively known as the Multiverse Saga.

Changing things up when it comes to the MCU’s post-credits scenes is imperative to make sure that it doesn’t feel like all they do is set up what’s next in the franchise. While those kinds of stingers were initially integral to Marvel Studios’ world-building, like with Fury’s introduction and Thanos’ first physical appearance in The Avengers, some of the most memorable MCU tags were created just for fun. The shawarma scene in The Avengers best exemplifies this. While that didn’t lead to the culmination of the Infinity Saga, it highlighted the original six Avengers’ personal relationships. Hopefully, something like that will be repeated for the MCU’s new band of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes before they venture out in Avengers 5 and Avengers 6.

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Source: ComicBook

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