Marvel movie fans have become accustomed to sitting through the end credits with the hope of catching a scene teasing the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So what’s in store for “Captain America: Civil War” audiences? Well, the answer isn’t quite so simple.
There have been a handful of screenings so far for junket press, CinemaCon attendees and guests invited to the world premiere on Tuesday night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, where this reporter saw the superhero sequel.
The print screened at the premiere offers a mid-credits scene — no spoilers here! — but nothing after the credits, which prompted an audible groan from those who stayed until the last frame. UPDATE: International audiences have been treated to a new scene after the credits.
That said, it’s totally possible that Marvel could add a post-credits stinger for the theatrical release, to give paying customers a little extra bang for their buck. After all, “Captain America: Civil War” doesn’t hit theaters until May 6, so there’s still plenty of time to tinker with the film, or even shoot a new scene.
Warner Bros. has taken the opposite track when it comes to post-credit scenes, which were absent from both “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
“Captain America: Civil War” may currently boast a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes but it already runs long at a butt-numbing 147 minutes, so perhaps it’s for the best that there’s no post-credits scene … for now.