What's In The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' Post-Credits Scene?

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James Gunn, the director of the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, confirmed there will be a post-credits scene at the end of the latest adventure starring Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Judging from his choice of words, it’s going to be a must-see scene for Marvel fans. Check out Gunn’s tweet below:

Not surprisingly, Gunn didn’t reveal any spoilers about what the post-credits scene would contain, or which characters might make an appearance. Many fans are hoping the Guardians 2 post-credits scene will be a teaser for Avengers: Infinity War, which may be the most likely scenario, given that we already know that there’s a Guardians / Avengers crossover in the MCU’s future.

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However, given Guardians of the Galaxy’s self-anointed status as the oddball among the Marvel movies, we wouldn’t be surprised if Gunn goes in a very different direction for the Guardians 2 post-credits scene. (Remember Howard the Duck from the end of the first movie?) He may well choose to catch fans off guard. It’s worth bearing in mind that Infinity War doesn’t come out until May 2018, but there are three other Marvel films due out between now and then: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther. The first two are all but guaranteed box-office smashes, so Guardians 2 might be a chance to create some early hype and buzz for Black Panther’s MCU debut.

If the Guardians 2 post-credits scene does go the Avengers route, Thor is the most obvious choice, given he’s the one member of the current squad capable of intergalactic travel. We can’t get enough Thor, even if his hair sucks now. But you know what would be even more exciting? A little Peter Parker cameo! We already know Spider-Man is coming to Infinity War, and the upbeat look and tone of what we know about Homecoming so far suggests a comfy fit with the lighthearted, candy-colored Guardians universe.

Love the color-saturated visuals of the Guardians movies? Check out our breakdown of the most recent trailer for the upcoming film, where we delve into what we can learn about the movie -- and the Guardians’ place in the MCU -- from its dazzling images. Or check out some new footage of Guardians 2 shown during the 2017 Kid’s Choice Awards, which has a lot of poop and underwear references.  

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes to theaters May 23. If that seems like an awfully long wait, in the meantime you can pick up the original soundtrack via iTunes or Amazon. (Yep, it’s as good as you remember.)

Are you hoping to see a teaser for Avengers: Infinity War at the end of Guardians 2? Think Gunn will pull a fast one on us and bring in Black Panther or Spider-Man instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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