The Marvel Cinematic Universe was, of course, born in 2008 with the release of Jon Favreau's Iron Man, but more specifically with the post-credits scene, in which Nick Fury informs Tony Stark that he's "become part of a bigger universe," and mentions the Avengers initiative. Since then, every Marvel Studios release has featured at least one such stinger, but more commonly two -- one at the middle of the credits, and the other after they have rolled. However, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bucked that trend with a whopping five end-credits scenes, while Avengers: Infinity War went old-school with just one. But it was a doozy.
That brings us to director Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp, arriving this weekend in theaters across North America and numerous international markets (sorry, United Kingdom, you have to wait until Aug. 3). How many post-credits scenes does it have?
Like 2015's Ant-Man, and the overwhelming majority of MCU films released since The Avengers, the action-comedy sequel features two stingers. The tradition doesn't end there, however.
As we've come to expect, from The Avengers to Spider-Man: Homecoming to Thor: Ragnarok, one of Ant-Man and The Wasp's end-credits sequences is played for laughs, while the second plays into the larger narrative of the MCU. If you've managed to make it this close to release without those scenes being spoiled for you, we're not about to do it here.
Suffice it to say you'll want to stay seated until the lights are turned on in the theater. But, of course, as a Marvel fan, you planned to do that already.
In previews Thursday before rolling out Friday nationwide, director Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins.