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Why do Marvel movies have post-credits scenes? Marvel boss offers insider details
Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Sample, Winston Duke, and Dawit Gulilat in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - photo by Herb Scribner
Marvel post-credits scenes are as common as the movies themselves. Viewers always have an extra scene or two to look forward to once the films come to a close.

Sometimes, theyre after the first batch of credits. Other times, they come way after the credits have rolled through to the end.

Now, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios who has helped craft the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has revealed the origin behind those post-credits scenes.

He said he first experienced one after Ferris Buellers Day Off, in which actor Matthew Broderick asked the audience to go home.

It was the greatest thing in the world, Feige told Entertainment Weekly. I thought it was hilarious. It was like a little reward for me for sitting through the credits.

Years later, he thought of the idea again when he crafted Iron Man in 2008.

It occurred to us (while making "Iron Man"), Well, we dont have X-Men, we dont have Fantastic Four, we dont have Spider-Man, but we have everything else, Feige said about Samuel L. Jacksons entrance as Nick Fury at the end of the Iron Man credits. Even though everything else hadnt been turned into a big film before, or had the name recognition among non-comic-book readers that others ones did, we had the opportunity to start putting certain heroes in other heroes movies, which hadnt been done before. Its a bonus of whats to come.

Fiege said the production crews often think about which scenes to use on the fly, and that there isnt a grand plan for them. The famous shawarma scene from The Avengers was thought of randomly, for example. They thought it was too good not to include.

Read more about the Marvel Studios boss thoughts on post-credits scenes on Entertainment Weekly.

The next post-credits scene will come at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. According to BGR, the movie will have one scene at the end of the credits, which is different than the two scenes most films get. It remains unclear about what the scene entails.