Marvel has done such a good job of teasing future projects that fans look forward to post-credit scenes almost as much as their actual movies — so what’s on tap for Thor: The Dark World?
Potential spoilers ahead!
The first screenings of the film have now taken place, and word is starting to leak out about what viewers can expect from the sequel. Comicbook.com is reporting some details from a tipster at one of the openings, noting we’ll have two post-credit scenes in this one.
They claim there will be a setup scene for Guardians of the Galaxy, with an apparent cameo by The Collector (Benicio del Toro). There’s also a post-post-credit scene, with Thor heading back to Earth to hang out with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and battle a monster.
Here’s an excerpt from the full report:
Scene 1 occurs about midway through the credits, and it helps set the stage for Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Brainfreeze’s description, “After the Aether is back in the hands of the Asgardians , Sif and Volstagg bring the item to the intergalactic museum of none other than The Collector, played by Benicio del Toro . The reason for this is that the Tesseract is already on Asgard and they should have no two Infinity Stones in their possession. When he is alone with the Aether, The Collector utters the phrase, ‘One down, five to go.’”
Scene 2 occurs at the end of the credits, and it is a comic relief scene that also seems to set up a third Thor movie. According to Brainfreeze’s description, “Thor returns to Earth and into the arms of Jane Foster, and they share a passionate kiss. The God of Thunder clearly chooses to be with her. In last scene, a beast from Jotunheim pops up in London, having previously passed through an interdimensional passage during the Convergence during the final battle.”
But, this is where it gets interesting. Marvel has been known to let different directors take on the post-credit scenes that relate to their upcoming film, and that’s exactly what it did with the mid-credit Guardians tease. It turns our Guardians director James Gunn was behind the camera for that one, and Dark World director Alan Taylor was not very happy about having it attached to his film.
Here’s what Taylor told Bleeding Cool:
"I am very happy not to take responsibility for that … It’s a different tone. I would have shot it differently. But I think it’s cool that it reaches out and touches that other universe. That universe is coming. The Guardians universe is really cool and wacky… but that sequence in the credits, I would say, is the only part of the movie where I’m happy to give the credit away.”
Hmm. Well, that’s a little weird. Early reviewers seem to be fine with the scene, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see for ourselves to try and figure out what he’s talking about. Do you think these sound like cool scenes?