Marvel President Kevin Feige Explains Origin of MCU’s Post-Credit Scenes

Marvel is known for its elaborate and revealing post-credit scenes, and now, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige explains where the idea for them came from.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Feige said he was watching “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” for the first time when Matthew Broderick’s characters pokes his head in after the credits and tells everyone to go home.

“It was the greatest thing in the world,” Feige said. “I thought it was hilarious. It was like a little reward for me for sitting through the credits.”

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Now, mid- and post-credit scenes connect all the franchise’s various superheroes and often times reveal things about upcoming MCU films. And we all remember the first post-credits scene from “Iron Man,” when Tony Stark is greeted by Nick Fury in his mansion and Samuel L. Jackson’s character tells him he isn’t the only superhero in the world.

“It occurred to us [while making ‘Iron Man’], ‘Well, we don’t have ‘X-Men,’ we don’t have ‘Fantastic Four,’ we don’t have ‘Spider-Man,’ but we have everything else,’” he said. “Even though everything else hadn’t been turned into a big film before, or had the name recognition among non-comic-book readers that others ones did, we had the opportunity to start putting certain heroes in other heroes’ movies, which hadn’t been done before. It’s a bonus of what’s to come.”

Some post-credit scenes come up during production, like the “Iron Man 2” tag where Coulson goes into the desert and finds the hammer, and for “Avengers,” the post-credit scene came to fruition when they were finishing up VFX shots and they put in a little shawarma shot when Robert Downey Jr. gets smashed into the ground. That’s why the Avengers assemble at the Shawarma Palace in the tag.

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After so many post-credits scenes, Feige clearly has a favorite.

“I love them all for so many different reasons,” he said. “The Nick Fury one obviously because it was the first. Two things that have happened as we have continued making our MCU movies is, I remember Stan Lee cameos, there would be a couple of people in the theater who would clap, and then there would be a couple more, and now every single person in the theater knows Stan and recognizes Stan.

He added, “It was the same thing [with credits]: Sometimes there would be three people left in the theater for a tag, and now it’s like, it varies, but it could be three-quarters of a theater staying, or as people start to leave, they’ll go, ‘Where are you going?’ which I find very entertaining. So I would say the Fury one because it was our first. We planted our flag on that. And the shawarma one just because we pulled it off. [Laughs] It felt so perfect.”

Read the full EW interview here.

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Marvel is known for its elaborate and revealing post-credit scenes, and now, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige explains where the idea for them came from.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Feige said he was watching “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” for the first time when Matthew Broderick’s characters pokes his head in after the credits and tells everyone to go home.

“It was the greatest thing in the world,” Feige said. “I thought it was hilarious. It was like a little reward for me for sitting through the credits.”

Now, mid- and post-credit scenes connect all the franchise’s various superheroes and often times reveal things about upcoming MCU films. And we all remember the first post-credits scene from “Iron Man,” when Tony Stark is greeted by Nick Fury in his mansion and Samuel L. Jackson’s character tells him he isn’t the only superhero in the world.

“It occurred to us [while making ‘Iron Man’], ‘Well, we don’t have ‘X-Men,’ we don’t have ‘Fantastic Four,’ we don’t have ‘Spider-Man,’ but we have everything else,'” he said. “Even though everything else hadn’t been turned into a big film before, or had the name recognition among non-comic-book readers that others ones did, we had the opportunity to start putting certain heroes in other heroes’ movies, which hadn’t been done before. It’s a bonus of what’s to come.”

Some post-credit scenes come up during production, like the “Iron Man 2” tag where Coulson goes into the desert and finds the hammer, and for “Avengers,” the post-credit scene came to fruition when they were finishing up VFX shots and they put in a little shawarma shot when Robert Downey Jr. gets smashed into the ground. That’s why the Avengers assemble at the Shawarma Palace in the tag.

After so many post-credits scenes, Feige clearly has a favorite.

“I love them all for so many different reasons,” he said. “The Nick Fury one obviously because it was the first. Two things that have happened as we have continued making our MCU movies is, I remember Stan Lee cameos, there would be a couple of people in the theater who would clap, and then there would be a couple more, and now every single person in the theater knows Stan and recognizes Stan.

He added, “It was the same thing [with credits]: Sometimes there would be three people left in the theater for a tag, and now it’s like, it varies, but it could be three-quarters of a theater staying, or as people start to leave, they’ll go, ‘Where are you going?’ which I find very entertaining. So I would say the Fury one because it was our first. We planted our flag on that. And the shawarma one just because we pulled it off. [Laughs] It felt so perfect.”

Read the full EW interview here.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

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Marvel Launches Anti-Spoiler Campaign Ahead of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Video)

Marvel has launched an anti-spoiler campaign ahead of the release of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“I’m not telling you a damn thing,” Anthony Mackie says at the start of the video.

“I can’t say for sure… anything,” Chris Pratt adds, while Tom Holland awkwardly gulps down a glass of water to avoid revealing any spoilers.

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The video also includes Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans.

“#ThanosDemandsYourSilence,” the video says at the end.

At the beginning of the month, directors Joe and Anthony Russo asked fans to not spoil the movie for anyone in a letter tweeted to fans.

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“Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” the Russo Brothers wrote in the letter.

“Infinity War,” set to enter theaters on Friday, is the culmination of Marvel’s audacious plans that started with “Iron Man” in 2008. The film is expected to open with $215 million, according to analysts at Box Office Pro.

Watch the PSA video above.

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Marvel has launched an anti-spoiler campaign ahead of the release of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“I’m not telling you a damn thing,” Anthony Mackie says at the start of the video.

“I can’t say for sure… anything,” Chris Pratt adds, while Tom Holland awkwardly gulps down a glass of water to avoid revealing any spoilers.

The video also includes Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans.

“#ThanosDemandsYourSilence,” the video says at the end.

At the beginning of the month, directors Joe and Anthony Russo asked fans to not spoil the movie for anyone in a letter tweeted to fans.

“Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” the Russo Brothers wrote in the letter.

“Infinity War,” set to enter theaters on Friday, is the culmination of Marvel’s audacious plans that started with “Iron Man” in 2008. The film is expected to open with $215 million, according to analysts at Box Office Pro.

Watch the PSA video above.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Eyes $498M WW Opening, And Beyond – Global Preview

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Marvel Was So Secretive About ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Even Robert Downey Jr Wrote Fake Scripts (Video)

Marvel is well known for guarding its films’ secrets, but the Disney studio upped the ante for “Avengers: Infinity War,” even producing fake scripts for its stars.

Robert Downey Jr. claimed credit for a few faux endings when the cast visited ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday.

Downey’s “Avengers” co-stars Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Paul Bettany and Pom Klementieff lamented how much time they’d spent trying to get their hands on the full script, only to find out the ones they did get to read weren’t actually real. “At that point, I’d given up, like 24 hours of my life reading a script I was never going to make,” Bettany said.

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Downey has been with Marvel Studios since 2008’s “Iron Man,” which kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It looks like all those years have allowed Marvel to perform some mind control that would make Hydra jealous.

“As a good company man, they’ve indoctrinated me to the point where I was like Manchurian Candidate,” Downey added. “They said my first, middle and last name and I’d do whatever they wanted.”

We don’t know if Downey has seen “Black Panther” yet, but there’s someone in Wakanda that could help him with that.

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Marvel is well known for guarding its films’ secrets, but the Disney studio upped the ante for “Avengers: Infinity War,” even producing fake scripts for its stars.

Robert Downey Jr. claimed credit for a few faux endings when the cast visited ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday.

Downey’s “Avengers” co-stars Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Paul Bettany and Pom Klementieff lamented how much time they’d spent trying to get their hands on the full script, only to find out the ones they did get to read weren’t actually real. “At that point, I’d given up, like 24 hours of my life reading a script I was never going to make,” Bettany said.

Downey has been with Marvel Studios since 2008’s “Iron Man,” which kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It looks like all those years have allowed Marvel to perform some mind control that would make Hydra jealous.

“As a good company man, they’ve indoctrinated me to the point where I was like Manchurian Candidate,” Downey added. “They said my first, middle and last name and I’d do whatever they wanted.”

We don’t know if Downey has seen “Black Panther” yet, but there’s someone in Wakanda that could help him with that.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ First Reactions Are in: ‘I Have Never Left a Film This Awestruck’

After years of build up and months of capital-H hype, “Avengers: Infinity War” is finally hitting theaters this week. And, uh, speaking of build up and hype, Marvel has been so determined to keep spoilers from spilling out that world premiere screenings held tonight in Los Angeles and New York City are (as far as we know) the first time the film has been shown to anyone outside of the studio.

In fact, most movie critics won’t even see “Infinity War” until tomorrow morning. By the way, good luck critics, because the review embargo lifts at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. But while critics have to wait to speak their peace, the social media embargo expired Monday night at 10:30, right after the Hollywood gala premiere let out.

Anyway, you’re probably not going to believe this, but people who attended tonight’s screenings are freaking out on Twitter.

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First past the post was Kevin Smith, who violated the embargo by several hours to gush about “Infinity War”:

I am overwhelmed. The movie is epic beyond compare. LOVED it. My legs are still shaking. It’s a gigantic @Marvel masterpiece. So much to say but I’ll stay Silent Bob til Monday so as not to slip in spoilers. Suffice to say it’s gonna be a looooong year until @Avengers 4… pic.twitter.com/aHnsgj5MK0

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 24, 2018

And the rest followed at the appoint hour: 10:30 p.m. PST

Avengers: Infinity War blew my mind. I have never left a film this awestruck. Ever. Thanos is a force of Nature. Thor is the MVP. Marvel Studios lays down the Infinity Gauntlet with this one.

— Nate Brail (@NateBrail) April 24, 2018

I liked #Avengers #InfinityWar more than a lfew other folks I’m talking to after the premiere. It’s hugely emotional and very funny but some might find it … I need to sleep on this.

— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) April 24, 2018

#InfinityWar is a whole lot to process. I liked it a lot, and there’s so much that works, but it definitely is “Part 1.” The ending is amazing and worth the journey, but there is a LOT crammed into its run time. Overall really liked it but need a rewatch already. pic.twitter.com/3P3rd3ojHJ

— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) April 24, 2018

Infinity War is insane. That’s all I’m going to say.

— Rachel Heine (@RachelHeine) April 24, 2018

So #InfinityWar takes the Marvel universe to a whole new orbit.

— Daniel Alter (@DAlter007) April 24, 2018

So overwhelmed at what I saw in #AvengersInfinityWarPremiere I’m still processing. It’s an epic event unlike anything you ever seen. I would follow the Russo’s advice about staying offline because the movie has major reveals!

— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) April 24, 2018

Had the pleasure of watching #Avengers: #InfinityWar. One of the most unique MCU films, IW has a distinct Marvel/Russo feel, while also bringing a TON of emotional layers, dodging many MCU tropes, & carried by a magnificent villain in #Thanos

Avoid social media untill you watch! pic.twitter.com/6ChaRhK5Eq

— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) April 24, 2018

The final minutes of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR are heartstopping. Can’t wait for the next one. Marvel wins again. #AvengersInfinityWar #Avengers #InfinityWar

— Ben Barna (@sufferings) April 24, 2018

Doctor Strange emerges as a truly fascinating character. He contains multitudes… literally. Cumberbatch is now in firm command of that character’s gravitas, and delivers the one action and single line that everyone will be discussing and debating for the next year. #InfinityWar

— Max Evry (@maxevry) April 24, 2018

Weak stuff: Subplot involving Vision, the concept of which I never entirely bought into, and which drives the entire Wakandan section of the film. Everyone in that subplot feels like ciphers, lacking any arc beyond being cool-looking chess pieces from better movies. #InfinityWar

— Max Evry (@maxevry) April 24, 2018

I saw #AvengersInfinityWar earlier tonight and I can say that it delivers. There’s a lot of really fun character interactions, some cool action moments (Thor’s powers, Iron Man’s suit), and a few powerful emotional beats. Most of the humor is ???????? Also Captain America is ???? pic.twitter.com/WoZNPDpGXk

— Molly Freeman (@mollyrockit) April 24, 2018

#AvengersInfinityWar is the MCU’s biggest soap opera ever, and that’s not a bad thing. Feels more like a sequel to Guardians, and you’ll get to see what makes a Mad Titan tick. We will have A LOT to unpack soon.

— Mike Sorrentino (@MikeJSorrentino) April 24, 2018

Emotionally, narratively, visually, Avengers: Infinity War a very impressive piece of entertainment and storytelling. Somehow, it left me exhausted and excited at the same time. pic.twitter.com/YPICbbNNyQ

— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 24, 2018

#AvengersInfinityWar: Despite some truly thrilling moments, feels like less than the sum of its parts. A definite step down after that epic run of GotGV2 / Spidey / Thor 3 / Black Panther, but what else did I expect?

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 24, 2018

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: A movie version of a massive comic-book crossover, for better (fun character interactions) and worse (it’s pretty much all Infinity Stone shenanigans). YMMV. #avengersinfinitywar

— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) April 24, 2018

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After years of build up and months of capital-H hype, “Avengers: Infinity War” is finally hitting theaters this week. And, uh, speaking of build up and hype, Marvel has been so determined to keep spoilers from spilling out that world premiere screenings held tonight in Los Angeles and New York City are (as far as we know) the first time the film has been shown to anyone outside of the studio.

In fact, most movie critics won’t even see “Infinity War” until tomorrow morning. By the way, good luck critics, because the review embargo lifts at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. But while critics have to wait to speak their peace, the social media embargo expired Monday night at 10:30, right after the Hollywood gala premiere let out.

Anyway, you’re probably not going to believe this, but people who attended tonight’s screenings are freaking out on Twitter.

First past the post was Kevin Smith, who violated the embargo by several hours to gush about “Infinity War”:

And the rest followed at the appoint hour: 10:30 p.m. PST

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Avengers Assemble to Show Off Exclusive ‘Infinity War’ Clip on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Paul Bettany and Pom Klementieff joined the ABC late-night host to show off never-before-seen footage from the upcoming film.read more


Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Paul Bettany and Pom Klementieff joined the ABC late-night host to show off never-before-seen footage from the upcoming film.

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