Moviegoers who head out to Thor: Ragnarok may be wondering if there’s an after-credits scene to give a glimpse of what’s to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the third movie in the Thor series will not disappoint.
Marvel fans have come to expect a series of scenes after the credits in these movies, usually one that offers a bit of lighthearted comedy and another that foretells the future of the series.
Those who see Thor: Ragnarok will be getting both kinds of after-credits scenes. As Polygon noted, there is the normal light-hearted scene and another one that gives what seems to be an important hint about a future villain appearing in the next full Avengers movie.
[WARNING: Spoilers about Thor: Ragnarok are ahead.]
As the report explained, there is a scene halfway through the credits showing the people of Asgard on a ship headed toward a new home after Hela destroyed their planet. As they are moving toward Earth, a giant ship appears in their path — one that Polygon speculates likely belongs to the god Thanos.
It would be the first real glimpse of a villain who has been hinted at for quite a while, the report noted.
“This shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise, though. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up to Thanos’ debut as a major villain for years. We’re finally going to see the true power of destruction Thanos is capable of in Avengers: Infinity War, which is just two movies away. It’s up to Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, set to be released in February 2018, to act as the last entry points into Marvel’s biggest on-screen war yet.”
It’s a significant spoiler about what’s to come in the Marvel series, but moviegoers shouldn’t leave once it’s over. There is another after-credits scene in Thor: Ragnorak, showing Jeff Goldblum addressing a pack of scavengers.
There will likely be a very big audience out looking for an after-credits scene in Thor: Ragnarok. The latest installation in the Marvel series is expected to earn a box office total of close to $400 million worldwide in its first weekend alone, Deadline noted. The movie — which is more lighthearted than the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series — is also getting some very good reviews.
Those who get excited by the after-credits scene in Thor: Ragnarok may have a while to wait before they actually see Thanos in action. The supernatural villain is expected to make his full debut in Avengers: Infinity War, which comes out May 4 of next year.
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