This post does NOT contain spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We’re not even talking about what may or may not be in the movie’s post-credits scenes. We inform you exclusively about there is someone in the first place. So you are good.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever runs 161 minutes. Not quite “forever”, but quite a long blockbuster. You may need to use the facilities immediately after completion. But of course this is a Marvel movie we’re talking about, and Marvel movies almost always have a post-credits scene (or several) that sets up future movies and TV shows. And you won’t want to miss them.
So here’s the deal. At least from the press screenings that Disney has held in recent weeks, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever contains only one (1) post-credit scene. It takes place immediately after the main closing credits; just before the lengthy review of names of the hundreds of cast and crew members who worked on the film. There is not (again, at least in the version screened for critics) another scene or teaser at the end of the credits. The credits roll, the Marvel logo comes up, and that’s it.
If you’re curious: Every single one Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to date have had at least one mid- or post-credits scene. The only exception: Avengers: Endgame, which was treated as a more definitive conclusion to the MCU’s first three phases. (Now known as “The Infinity Saga”). Of the seven films in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (aka the first part of “The Multiverse Saga”), five titles have had two scenes – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternal, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand Thor: Love and Thunder – while Wakanda forever and Black Widow have had one each.
What does it mean? We have no idea. Marvel rarely explains the thinking behind these kinds of decisions. But now you are ready to enjoy the last moments of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with confidence and minimal worry about your bladder.
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