Over the past decade, Marvel Studios has delivered a host of memorable post-credits scenes, but asked to choose his favourite from the past ten years, Kevin Feige has opted for the very first, as Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury made his grand entrance to discuss the Avengers Initiative with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark at the conclusion of Iron Man.
“I love them all for so many different reasons,” said Feige in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “The Nick Fury one obviously, because it was the first. Two things that have happened as we have continued making our MCU movies is, I remember Stan Lee cameos, there would be a couple of people in the theater who would clap, and then there would be a couple more, and now every single person in the theater knows Stan and recognizes Stan.”
“It was the same thing [with credits]: Sometimes there would be three people left in the theater for a tag and now it’s like, it varies, but it could be three-quarters of a theater staying, or as people start to leave, they’ll go, ‘Where are you going?’ which I find very entertaining,” he continued. “So I would say the Fury one because it was our first. We planted our flag on that. And the shawarma one just because we pulled it off. It felt so perfect.”
Given that the Iron Man scene offered the first clue that the movie was part of this much wider, interconnected universe, it is perhaps the most important post-credits scene in the MCU, and it’s understandable why it has proven so memorable to Feige.
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