How Many Post-Credit Scenes Are in ‘Captain Marvel?’

Captain Marvel –  the long-awaited and highly controversial film starring Brie Larson in the title role – has two end credit scenes. One is a mid-credits scene that directly correlates with Avengers: Endgame, while the other connects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a more humorous fashion.

Brie Larson
Brie Larson | Getty Images

With one designed to increase anticipation for Avengers 4 and the other intended to inspire a laugh, it’s worth sitting around for both. Since you’re most likely reading this as you sit in the theatre or before you head on your way, spoilers will be reserved for the end of the post.

How long is ‘Captain Marvel?’

Captain Marvel, clocking in at two hours and five minutes, is an action-packed joyride filled with humor, visual thrills, and heartfelt sentiments. Larson excels as Captain Marvel, reminding audiences that powers must be used responsibly, but are also fun to play with.

Starring alongside Brie Larson is Samuel L. Jackson as a young Nick Fury. What technology has done to de-age this man is mystifying, as he looks even better than he did in Star Wars.

Jude Law plays Yon-Rogg, a Kree military officer and villain in the Captain Marvel comics and movie. Annette Benning, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lee Pace round out the ensemble.

‘Captain Marvel’ plot

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Captain Marvel tells the story of Carol Danvers: an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself trapped in a battle between her people and The Skrulls.

Confronting flashbacks from another life – while simultaneously fighting for her own and those of innocents – Nick Fury helps her uncover the forgotten secrets from her past…all while learning to harness her powers and end the war.

Seems easy enough, right? The main character only has to remember an entire erased life and save the day, which is pretty in line with the Marvel formula.

Mid-credits scene: Captain Marvel meets the Avengers

In the mid-credits scene, a camera slowly pans from the Avengers – who are looking at Nick Fury’s suddenly dead pager (specifically the one he used to contact Captain Marvel) –  to Carol Danvers herself.

Carol Danvers virtually appears out of nowhere, and she asks for Fury. The hair-standing-on-the-back-of-your-neck moment, though confusing for the parties on screen, elicits pure joy from the audience.

Danvers doesn’t know the Avengers, and the Avengers don’t know her, but the sense of importance completely overtaking this moment is enough to get any Marvel geek uncontrollably stoked.

The moment says, “Captain Marvel will have a major role in Avengers: Endgame, but how she will interact and work alongside the established members is still completely up for debate.”

End-credits scene: Goose coughs up a Tesseract hairball  

Goose, Captain Marvel’s cat, is actually an alien species known as a Flerken. In the end-credits scene, the cat is shown coughing up a hairball while sitting on Nick Fury’s desk. However, no ordinary cat means no ordinary hairball.

As Goose coughs and coughs and coughs, eventually, the Tesseract spews from the feline’s mouth. While Goose ate this to keep it safe at the end of the film, the scene implied that the Tesseract endured a long journey before appearing in the first Captain America.