Spider-Man: Homecoming is now in theaters, so you might be wondering if you have to sit through the credits to see a special scene. Do you even have to ask? This is a Marvel movie! Of course, there’s a post-credit scene. Yes, you have to sit through all the credits to see a scene at the end.
Just like Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, there are multiple end credit scenes. There just aren’t as many.
The 1980s-inspired credits feature “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones. (Coincidentally, the Ramones once covered the “Spider-Man” theme song.)
The first scene comes after the above-the-title credits. In it, we see Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Michael Keaton) in jail at The Raft (a prison in the Marvel universe). He is approached by MacDonald “Mac” Gargan (Michael Mando), who also wants to see Spider-Man (Tom Holland) dead. He tells Toomes that he thought he heard that Toomes knew Spider-Man‘s secret identity, but Toomes says he doesn’t. If he knew, Spider-Man would already be dead. (Toomes knows Spidey’s identity though.) Gargan also told Toomes that he knows of other criminals who want Spider-Man’s career over, hinting at the evil Sinister Six, a group of Spidey’s worst villains.
Gargan will eventually become Scorpion, a villain Spider-Man has been fighting since 1964. In 2005, the character also became Venom, although we aren’t likely to see Venom in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has insisted that Sony’s upcoming Venom movie will not be part of the MCU.
The scene after the credits finish rolling is more of a joke. It’s another Captain America (Chris Evans) instructional video, telling the audience that sometimes the thing we wait for are not always worth it. Essentially, the video is similar to gags like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off‘s, making fun of the audience for waiting for some revelation at the end of credits. Perhaps this is an admission from Marvel that making audiences wait for end credits scenes is getting silly.
Homecoming is the first MCU movie produced by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. Sony still has the screen rights to Spidey and the characters in Peter Parker’s universe, but the studio made a pact with the Disney-owned Marvel to allow him to swing into the MCU. Tom Holland made his debut as the character in a memorable scene in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and is expected to pop up in future MCU movies. A sequel to Homecoming is already scheduled for July 5, 2019.
The movie is only the third film directed by Jon Watts, whose only prior directing experience is the low-budget horror movie Clown and the 2015 Kevin Bacon film Cop Car. It’s also the fifth Spider-Man movie since 2002 and the second time the character has been rebooted since Sam Raimi’s trilogy ended in 2007.