An advanced screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” was held Monday, April 18 for members of the press in Los Angeles. While advanced reviews of the film are under embargo until a later date, the press has been allowed to give general reactions to the film on social media, much of which has been extremely positive.
These reactions came also with details about the film’s post-credit scenes, a staple — nay trademark — of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to director James Gunn, there are not one, not two, not three, not four, but five post-credit scenes in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — five scenes that could show more dancing, more Thanos, more Groot — more of anything at this point.
Post-credits scenes have previously ranged from being humorous, like Howard the Duck showing up in the Collector’s vault at the end of the first “Guardians” film and the crew getting Shwarma at the end of “The Avengers,” to something more significant, like Nick Fury recruiting Tony Stark in “Iron Man 2” and Thanos saying that he would come for the Infinity Gems himself in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” So far, every Marvel movie, from “Iron Man” to “Doctor Strange” has run at least one post-credit scene, and they often line up the next film in the MCU.
This week kicked off multiple press-related events for the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” including an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday evening and a red carpet premiere, which will be live streamed from Hollywood Wednesday, April 19 through Marvel’s YouTube channel. Check back here for our full review of the film in the weeks to come. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens in theaters May 5.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.