Ever since Nick Fury appeared in Tony Stark’s living room after the credits rolled in Iron Man, post-credits stingers have taken on a life of their own. Whether it’s a comic book movie, a comedy or a devastating drama, no one is quite ready to get out of their seat until they know they haven’t missed an extra scene tacked on at the end.
Although Marvel has made the post-credits scene a staple of its cinematic universe, there are plenty of other movies that have used a stinger to great effect as well, which is exactly what Screen Rant digs into in its latest video.
When we think of post-credits scenes in 2016, we often think of teasers for sequels, but that’s rarely how they’re utilized in non-Marvel films. For example, both Ted 2 and Wayne’s World use the credits as a platform for extra jokes, and Quentin Tarantino decided to stick a bizarre blooper at the end of Kill Bill.
On the other hand, the original Fast and the Furious stinger *did* hint at the continuing story of the series, years before Iron Man would make sequel teasers a common trope of the industry. That’s some impressive foresight.
You can see all of these post-credits scenes and more in the video below: