Marvel Studios disrupted its decade-long tradition of including a post-credits teaser for its next movie for the first time in Avengers: Endgame. Rather than getting a glimpse into whatever the MCU had waiting in the wings, fans sat through Endgame’s credits to be treated only to the Marvel Studios logo and the clang-clang-clang sound effect of Tony Stark’s hammer forging his Iron Man armor. No “The Avengers will return” message, no playful post-battle dinner break, just the slightest nod to the origins of the franchise to send audiences on their way. Avengers: Endgame spoilers ahead.
Except, that won’t be the case for much longer. According to Deadline, starting this weekend the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer will now take the place of the solemn post-credits void. Released earlier this week complete with a “spoiler warning” given by Peter Parker himself, Tom Holland, the trailer sets up a few interesting things in the MCU–a multiverse, for one, and the fallout of a post-Tony Stark world, for another. It also provided us with a more in-depth look at Jake Gyllenhaal’s new potential villain, Quentin Beck aka Mysterio.
Before the movie, Holland’s message will play–not as a spoiler warning for Endgame, but as a reminder to “stick around after the movie” for a preview of Far From Home.
When Endgame first came out, opting out of the usual post-credits stinger felt like the right choice, according to GameSpot’s Mat Elfring, who wrote, “Aside from the fact that this all brings a natural conclusion to the Infinity Saga, even though Spider-Man: Far From Home ends Phase 3 now, we don’t need to see what comes next because we get great resolutions during the final moments of the movie. We don’t need to be hyped up for the next movie because the focus at the end of Endgame should be on where our favorite heroes end up before the credits roll.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2. Phase 4 movies beyond that still have not been specifically announced, although we know many of the films and TV shows to expect. Disney recently revealed a bunch of Marvel release dates for the coming years, although it didn’t specify which films those were each for. We’ll apparently be learning more about what’s to come later this summer.