We break down how many post-credit scenes are in Captain Marvel and what they mean for the MCU moving forward.
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Captain Marvel has two post-credit scenes, one at the very end of the credits and one a few minutes into the credits.
The first post-credit scene shows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) meeting with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) at a diner. They discuss the fact that they need to find more people like Carol, and Fury says that he knows just the person. The scene then cuts to black and the word “Searching” appears on the screen, teasing the introduction of Captain Marvel’s comic book partner, Ms. Marvel.
The second post-credit scene takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The scene shows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) back in his Spider-Man suit, swinging through New York City. He gets a call from Fury, who says that he needs help with something. Parker agrees to help and the scene ends with him swinging off into the distance.
The First Post-Credit Scene
We see Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) meeting with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in a post-credits scene. Fury shows Danvers a pager with the number 1995 on it, before asking her, “What if I told you that I know a superhero?”
The Second Post-Credit Scene
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel has two post-credit scenes, and they’re both equally important for setting up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first scene takes place during the credits and sees Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) returning to Earth after her time on Kree-Lar. She heads to a bar and asks the bartender for “whatever she’s having.” The bartender hands her a whiskey, which she downs in one shot. As she’s leaving, she tells the bartender that she’ll be back for more “of that 9-1-1 stuff.”
The second scene is a mid-credits scene that features Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) investigating some mysterious destruction in Los Angeles. Fury is trying to reach Carol on her pager, but there’s no answer. As they’re looking at the destruction, Fury gets paged by Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who tells him that they have a situation.
The second post-credit scene is important because it sets up the events of Avengers: Endgame. It also introduces Agent Coulson, who was killed by Loki in The Avengers, but has been brought back to life by the Avengers in Endgame.
The Third Post-Credit Scene
Captain Marvel has three post-credit scenes, two of which are set in the present day and one of which is a flashback.
The first post-credit scene takes place in an unspecified location, where Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) are investigating some kind of strange energy reading. As they discuss what could be causing it, a sleek Quinjet appears and Fury quickly recognizes it as one of SHIELD’s. He tells Hill to call for backup as he runs towards the jet, but he’s too late; the jet takes off, with Fury only managing to get a glimpse of the symbol on its tail as it disappears into the sky.
The second post-credit scene takes place at Avengers HQ, where Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle), and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) are gathered. They’re discussing what Fury was investigating when they’re interrupted by Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who has just returned from space. After exchanging pleasantries, Carol tells them that she needs their help with something; she then proceeds to fill them in on everything that’s happened since she left Earth.
The third and final post-credit scene is a flashback to 1995, where we see a younger Nick Fury working with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) on Project Pegasus, which is studying the Tesseract (the object of power that would later become known as the Infinity Stone). As they discuss their findings, they’re interrupted by Colonel Talbot (Matthew Wilkinson), who tells them that S.H.I.E.L.D.’s superiors have shut down the project. Fury is clearly disappointed, but Carter assures him that they’ll find another way to study the Tesseract; as they walk away from Talbot, we see that Fury has already started putting together a team that will eventually become known as the Avengers.
The Fourth Post-Credit Scene
Captain Marvel has four post-credit scenes, three of which are set during the present day and one of which is a flashback.
The first post-credit scene is set during the present day, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) investigating an unusual energy signature in the wake of the Avengers’ battle with Thanos. As they discuss the energy signature, a pager that Fury has been carrying beeps. He looks at it, and we see that the pager is displaying an image of Captain Marvel’s symbol.
The second post-credit scene is also set during the present day, with Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) meeting up with Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), the Skrull leader who she had previously met while undercover as a human. Talos tells her that his people have finally found a new home, and Captain Marvel says that she’ll always be there if they need her help.
The third post-credit scene is set during the 1990s, with Carol Danvers (Larson) paying a visit to her old mentor, Dr. Wendy Lawson (Annette Bening). Lawson reveals to Carol that she is actually an alien Kree warrior known as Mar-Vell, and she gives Carol her power stone before dying. This power stone eventually ends up in Carol’s possession, and it plays a major role in her becoming one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
The fourth and final post-credit scene is set during the present day, with Captain Marvel coming to the aid of Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in battle. The two superheroes team up to take down their opponents, and we see that their alliance is definitely one to be reckoned with.
The Fifth Post-Credit Scene
The fifth post-credit scene shows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) meeting with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), who is now an Air Force colonel. Rambeau tells Danvers that she and her daughter, Monica (Akira Akbar), have heard stories about her from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
In conclusion, Captain Marvel has a total of two post-credit scenes. The first one takes place during the credits and the second one plays during the very end of the credits. If you want to see them both, make sure you stay till the very end!