The Post-Credit Scene in 'The Marvels' is An Insane Whirlwind That Sets Up a New MCU Direction

Does this mean what we think it does?

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What in the h.e. double hockey sticks did we just witness as the end credits rolled after The Marvels?! No seriously, what did we just witness because we not only got a post-credit scene, but we were also treated to a mid-credits scene as well. And now we have to make digest and make sense of it all. No doubt both of these scenes are a hint as to what's going to be happening in the very near MCU future, and this reveal is something that everybody (Marvel heads at least) is going to be talking about this weekend. If you're reading this, we're assuming you've already seen the film (or are okay with being spoiled), but just in case, we're going to make it clear that this contains major spoilers.

You've been warned, so now that we have that established, let's jump right into both of 'The Marvels' post-credit scenes explained and what they mean for the future direction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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What's 'The Marvel's about?

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The Marvels stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel on a personal revenge mission against the Supreme Intelligence after she's reclaimed her identity from the evil Kree. Her quest leads to her getting sucked into wormhole that's linked to Kree, and it's there where she meets fellow superheroes Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Together they team to become "The Marvels," kicking off a bad-ass era of all-female MCU superheroes that are dominating.

Does 'The Marvels' have a mid-credits scene?

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Let's break it down one by one starting with the mid-credits scene. We're calling it a mid-credits scene, but if you want to get technical this scene happens before the credits even start rolling. So would that perhaps be a pre-mid-credits scene? Anyway, in this scene, Ms. Marvel (Khan) is out to actively recruit Kate Bishop aka Hawkeye (Hailee Steinfield) to the team. Though she kind of goes about it in creepy fashion as she's lurking in the shadows of Kate's home which is...kinda scary. Ms. Marvel extends the invite to Kate and in the process mentions Ant-Man's daughter Cassie Lang. Hmm could we see a future linkup? Something to consider as we move along through this interesting dynamic known as the MCU.

Does 'The Marvels' have a post-credits scene?

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Now here's where the big bang happens. The credits start to roll where we see Monica Rambeau (Parris) in a hospital room. She slowly opens her eyes and sees her mother (Lashana Lynch) in the room with her (and no she isn't dreaming either). This means Rambeau's mom Maria is still very much alive but not so much well because she fails to recognize her daughter. A doctor then enters the room and as it turns out, that doctor is Beast aka Hank McCoy (Kelsey Grammar) from X-Men. Woah...

Rambeau obviously doesn't know who Beast is, so he explains to her the absolute basic of the basics letting her know he's not of the world she's a part of. Rambeau lifts her blanket, shows Beast her superhero costume, and then it all fades to black.

Sidenote: This is why it's important to watch/keep up with what's going on with the shows because it was during Wandavision where it was revealed that Maria had died of lung cancer. Obviously, however, this version of Maria is very different than the one we've come to know.

What does this mean for the future?

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It means that the X-Men are now officially a part of the MCU. Kevin Feige just recently teased it, and the post-credit scene has to be some sort of further confirmation right? The X-Men gang is now a part of the MCU. This is our final answer and we're sticking with it.

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