Every Marvel Cinematic Universe film, beginning in 2008 with Iron Man, has included at least one post-credits scene, but there are two that really stand out for Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
"I love them all for so many different reasons," he told Entertainment Weekly. "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."
"It was the same thing [with credits]: Sometimes there would be three people left in the theater for a tag," he continued, "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. It felt so perfect."
The post-credits scene featuring Nick Fury appeared in Iron Man. The shawarma sequence came at the end of 2012's The Avengers. Feige also recently revealed the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off inspired the use of such post-credits scenes.
In theaters Friday worldwide, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others.