Edging ever closer to the release of Thor: The Dark World, some screenings have already begun taking place since the film will release about a week earlier in foreign markets. Besides early reviews, which appear to be mostly positive, spoilers are leaking out. The most persistent being recaps of the events from the post-credit scenes. Marvel turned the post-credits sequence into a staple of franchise films, always teasing the next installment with a tantalizing snippet of footage. So much so they now offer not one but two extra scenes after the film wraps. Beginning with The Avengers fans were treated to not only a post-credits scene, but a mid-credits scene as well.
Scene 1 occurs about midway through the credits, and it helps set the stage for Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Brainfreeze’s description, “After the Aether is back in the hands of the Asgardians , Sif and Volstagg bring the item to the intergalactic museum of none other than The Collector, played by Benicio del Toro . The reason for this is that the Tesseract is already on Asgard and they should have no two Infinity Stones in their possession. When he is alone with the Aether, The Collector utters the phrase, ‘One down, five to go.’
Scene 2 occurs at the end of the credits, and it is a comic relief scene that also seems to set up a third Thor movie. According to Brainfreeze’s description, “Thor returns to Earth and into the arms of Jane Foster, and they share a passionate kiss. The God of Thunder clearly chooses to be with her. In last scene, a beast from Jotunheim pops up in London, having previously passed through an interdimensional passage during the Convergence during the final battle.
Again, following the trend we saw with The Avengers, the mid-credits scene is there to set the stage for the next big Marvel flick, Guardians of the Galaxy. The second scene works moreso as final moment for Thor 2 and perhaps as set up for Thor 3.
Keep in mind, though, until we actually see the film there’s no way to be sure these are the post-credits scenes. But I’ll admit they sound awful likely. Do you believe these descriptions are the real deal?
Thor: The Dark World releases in the U.S. on November 8th.