Spider-Man: Homecoming, like almost every other superhero movie, is giving audiences a reason to hang around after the credits roll.
Early screenings of Homecoming took place last night and, according to reports, there are two post-credits scenes. What those post-credits allude to, however, will remain a secret for now. Homecoming isn’t the only movie to receive more than one post-credits scene — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a whopping five — but how these play out will be very interesting. The biggest question we have is whether or not the post-credits scenes will allude to future Marvel projects, like Avengers: Infinity War, or upcoming Sony films, like its Venom movie.
Technically, Spider-Man is still Sony’s hero but Tom Holland, the new actor playing the superhero, isn’t contractually obligated to appear in the other Spider-Man universe spinoff films, like Venom. We do know, however, that Spider-Man will be in Infinity War, which makes us believe that at least one of the post-credits scenes will allude to something within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Based on other MCU films that have had multiple post-credits scenes, there’s a good chance that one of these will also be a toss away, funny moment that doesn’t add anything to the ongoing narrative arc set up by the studio. Again, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a perfect example of this. One of the post-credits scenes is adorable, charming and funny — those who have seen the movie know which scene is being referenced here — but it didn’t really add any necessary or enlightening information.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7. Early reactions to the movie from critics call it one of the best in the superhero’s franchise, with comparisons being made to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. Polygon’s review of the film will go live next week.