The Marvels mid-credit scene explained: [Redacted] arrives in the MCU

(L-R): Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, and Teyonah Parris as Captain Monica Rambeau in Marvel Studios' THE MARVELS. Photo by Laura Radford. © 2023 MARVEL.
(L-R): Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, and Teyonah Parris as Captain Monica Rambeau in Marvel Studios' THE MARVELS. Photo by Laura Radford. © 2023 MARVEL. /

Yes! The Marvels has a mid-credit scene, so make sure you stick around for it. Saw it, and curious about what it means? I got you.

If you haven’t seen The Marvels yet, steer clear because we’re about to dive deep into heavy spoiler territory!

In 2019, Captain Marvel blazed the trail for The Marvels, setting the stage with the story of Carol Danvers, an ex-pilot turned intergalactic powerhouse. Her journey from human to hero not only anchored her place in the Avengers but also sowed seeds for the broader Marvel universe. Denver’s ties to Earth and her mentorship of young Kamala Khan, the shining star of the Ms. Marvel series, bridged the cosmic and the personal. Ms. Marvel further expanded this universe from the streets of Jersey City, capturing the heart of fandom with Kamala’s infectious charm and her own extraordinary discovery of powers. Both these stories converge in The Marvels.

As The Marvels unfolds, its mid-credits scene leaves our jaws on the floor (the way I gasped) and propels the MCU forward, opening doors to a plethora of possibilities. With the introduction of two possible new characters, we’re not just crossing into new character arcs; we’re stepping onto a larger multiversal stage.

This scene potentially maps out the trajectory for Marvel’s Phase 5 and beyond. It’s a scene that has fans theorizing about the future of these characters and their roles in upcoming battles, like those against Kang and all his variants. The narratives from Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel have converged and are being pulled tighter, creating a complex, entangled future for the MCU that promises to be as diverse and dynamic as its heroes.


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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios’ THE MARVELS. Photo by Laura Radford. © 2023 MARVEL. /

The Marvels post-credits scene gives a glimpse into the MCU’s exciting future

The gasp that escaped my shocked and parted lips as I sat next to my friend Robin (does this make me Batman?), who was just as shocked as I was.

Binary and Beast – these two are a huge hint to where we are headed in MCU’s Phase 5 and beyond.

Let’s start with Binary. This is Maria Rambeau like you’ve never seen her before. She’s rocking some out-of-this-world powers that could make even Captain Marvel’s jaw drop, all thanks to some pretty wild space adventures with some aliens known as the Brood. Not your everyday hero, Binary is the kind of powerhouse that could send shockwaves across the stars. It looks like she’s stepping into the MCU like she owns the galaxy, and let’s be real, who’s going to argue with that kind of firepower? It looks like Binary’s about to turn up the heat in the MCU in a big way.

The half-full theater gasped so hard as our favorite furry blue friend, Beast, revealed himself. Kelsey Grammer, the incredible talent who brought Beast to live in 20th Century Fox’s original X-Men series, is back in the role, and it feels like a warm welcome back to an old friend. But his return has us all wondering – has Monica taken a detour into the Fox X-Men‘s world?

There are a few winks and nudges that could make you think so, like a shout-out to the one and only Professor X, that iconic X-Men door, and music that might just give you an unexpected shot of nostalgia. Marvel’s lips are sealed, though, so we’re all on the edge of our seats trying to figure it out.

The end credits add a sprinkle of mischief, too. No fancy scene this time, just the little chirps of those mischievous flerkens. It’s a little nod to one of the film’s funniest bits and the perfect playful sign-off to this entertaining adventure.

And here’s the kicker – there’s no promise that “someone will return” at the end of this one. That’s a bit odd for Marvel, huh? It has me buzzing with anxiety and conspiracy theories about when we’ll see our favorite heroines again. I’m pretty sure Captain Marvel will be throwing punches in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, but the road ahead for Ms. Marvel, Monica, and the X-Men? That’s still under wraps. They could pop up sooner than we think, maybe in Deadpool 3 or in the big multiverse throw-down in Avengers: Secret Wars. Who knows, right?

If this mid-credits scene is anything to go by, we’re in for a wild, multiverse-spanning adventure that promises to be as unpredictable as it is exciting. The MCU is changing, growing, and showing no signs of slowing down. And I am 100% here for every moment of it.

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