Does ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Have a Post-Credits Scene? What Does It Mean?

One of the high points of any Marvel movie is the end credits scene, that little post-credits bonus nugget that leaves MCU fans with something extra to chew on. With Avengers: Endgame’s release on April 26, fans are wondering if the latest Avengers movie has an end credits scene. The answer is… kind of.

Los Angeles World Premiere Of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame"
Los Angeles World Premiere Of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Avengers: Endgame doesn’t have a typical post-credits scene

Fans hoping for a non-spoilery confirmation that Avengers: Endgame has a post-credits scene got their answer and they weren’t all that happy. It turns out, from those who have seen the movie ahead of the release, that there isn’t a typical end credits scene.

There is something at the end, however… nothing visual, but rather, a sound.

What does the Avengers: Endgame end credits scene mean?

While there’s nothing for Marvel fans to look at, there is a bit of audio to be sure to listen for. It’s got some fans scratching their heads over the meaning, however. It appears to be a clanging sound, which some believe is a callback to when Tony Stark built the first Iron Man suit, Mark 1.

Those who went in search of the clip found it on YouTube and many are convinced that this is what is heard at the end of Avengers: Endgame. One fan wrote in the YouTube comments: “Thanks Marvel, I knew it the moment the hammer struck the metal that it referenced this scene.”

Another fan remarked: “This is the sound you’ll hear at the end of the credits of ENDGAME thank me later,” while one person stated: “Who came here after the endgame post credit.”

Other fans chimed in that they were, in fact, visiting the video because of the end credits sound, as one person shared: “Here to confirm the sound at the end of Endgame credits is hammering.”

Digging around for more details will certainly uncover some spoilers, but one person shared on YouTube: “I came back to compare it and it sounds nearly the same. Maybe they are referring back, that with Iron man everything started or it might ether [sic] be his daughter or pepper who is making her own suit.”

Avengers: Endgame premiere screening offered no end credits scene

When the press attended the Avengers: Endgame world premiere earlier this week, it was reported that there was no end credits scene shown. ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis tweeted: “For those asking, I don’t know if #AvengersEndgame has a post-credits scene. They cut the credits for a cast speech, so there may be one for release. Stay seated.”

Additionally, Bloomberg’s Thuy Ong saw a screening and shared: “One thing I will say is there isn’t an end credits scene!!! Which was surprising as we all stayed for it and some people were v miffed #AvengerEndgame.”

Fans discuss the meaning of the end credits sounds

Naturally, a discussion has drummed up on social media about what the Avengers: Endgame post-credits sounds could mean. On Reddit, when one user asked if Endgame has a post-credits scene, another user explained: “There are some sounds that can be heard though. Sounds like clinks and dings. Like a blacksmith” and another user elaborated the probable meaning: “Reference to Iron man 1. Thats it.”

Another Reddit user noted: “For clarity, there is no end credits scene, however a sound clip is played that is very ambiguous. It could be a call back or foreshadowing.”

For those in other parts of the world where Endgame already was showing in theatres, one Reddit user confirmed: “Yep, just saw it in Europe. The theatre even posted a note saying there wouldn’t be a post credit scene.”

On Twitter, many seemed in disbelief over the absence of a mid- or post-credit scene, with some vowing to stay through all the way until the end. One fan tweeted: “Mid/Post credit scene or not. I’m sitting through the credits after #Endgame because I wanna pay respect to the 11 years of work and 22 movies and everyone who made this last film possible. Plus what’s a marvel movie without waiting for the credits to finish.”