It looks like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will follow the Marvel trend and contain a post-credits scene, according to a report by ScreenRant.com’s Cooper Hood.
Director James Gunn took to Twitter to subtly state that it would be in moviegoers’ best interests to stay in the theater until the credits have finished rolling; that is, unless there’s a family emergency. In that case, he urges everyone to prioritize responsibly.
All I’ll say is, unless you have to rush out because your mother is dying, stay through the entire end credits. https://t.co/c58nzDeCnp
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 11, 2017
The overarching narrative Marvel has set up for its Marvel Cinematic Universe films began with the post-credits scene from The Avengers back in 2012. The scene featured Thanos (Josh Brolin), who later showed up in a minor role in Guardians of the Galaxy. Both Thanos and the Guardians will feature in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Marvel recently released a featurette of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Passengers) on set during the first day of shooting for the upcoming Avengers film.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.