He wrote that “Avengers” films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe usually tease the next movie with post-credit scenes.
“The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” specifically teased the beginning stages of “Avengers: Infinity War.” And that last film also teased “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” in one post-credit scene.
But Gartenberg made the case that “Endgame” needs to signify a definitive end.
- “Marvel’s stinger strategy gets back to one of the biggest flaws in the modern pop culture machine: we’ve forgotten how to let things end. If there’s no culmination and no catharsis for the stories being told across all the Marvel films, then all we’re left with is an ever-escalating status quo that spirals endlessly higher, with increasing stakes that never truly amount to anything. Why should viewers care that the Avengers have defeated Thanos if we’ve already started teeing up the next ultimate threat that will really wipe out the entire cosmos this time?”
Gartenberg acknowledged that there will be another era of Marvel movies after “Endgame.” But he argued they don’t need to be teased with another post-credits scene.6 comments on this story
- “There will be plenty of time to advertise for those films. But the end of ‘Endgame’ isn’t the place for it. Instead, give the last decade of MCU movies a minute to breathe, and celebrate everything they’ve accomplished so far,” he wrote.
Post-credit theories: No one has any idea what the post-credits scene for “Endgame” will look like yet. But ComicBook.com theorized that “Endgame” could feature a teaser to the X-Men characters now that Disney and Fox have wrapped up their deal.