As the eagerly-anticipated theatrical release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever approaches, cinemagoers are anxiously anticipating whatever unexpected twists and turns the films will bring into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fold. As has been the case with many of Marvel’s releases, some of the most exciting reveals are reserved for the movies’ “post-credits” scene(s).
Given Marvel’s penchant to drop last-minute jaw-droppers, Top10Casinos collected data from Ahrefs Keyword Explorer on global monthly search volumes for the end credits scene in every MCU film to date, to determine the most popular Marvel post-credits scene.
The analysis has revealed that Eternals’ post-credits scene is the most searched-for out of any MCU movie, with an average of almost 114,000 global monthly searches. This might come as somewhat a surprise given that Eternals is the lowest-rated MCU movie of all time. Having said that, the results do make sense in the fact that many people avoided watching the movie due to the poor reception it received, and so it is likely that a higher number of Marvel fans opted instead to google the post-credits scene. Those who did were rewarded with not one, but two scenes. The mid-credit easter egg features a surprise appearance from Harry Styles, debuting in his role as Eros. The final post-credits scene, for its part, teases the forthcoming introduction of Mahershala Ali’s Blade into the MCU.
The release of Spider-Man: No Way Home was one of the biggest cinematic events in recent memory, so it is no wonder that the movie’s post-credit scene is the second most searched-for in the MCU, with a global monthly total of over 112,000 searches. Much like Eternals, No Way Home features two scenes after the movie’s end. The first is a continuation of the surprise end credits scene in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, introducing the symbiote antihero, a property of Sony Pictures, into a shared universe with the MCU. The second post-credits scene is a trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which was released earlier this year.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes in third, with over 100,000 global monthly searches for its post-credits scene. Another 2021 release, Shang-Chi also features two such scenes. The first shows sorcerer Wong introducing our titular hero and Awkwafina’s Katy to The Avengers, whilst the second follows Shang-Chi’s sister Xialing as she takes charge of their father’s Ten Rings organisation, likely setting up a future sequel.
The MCU movie with the fewest post-credits scene searches is 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Though not technically post-credits, the movie’s closing pre-credits scene is actually a historic one, teasing the introduction of The Avengers to the franchise. However, since Mark Ruffalo replaced Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, the movie (and scene) have largely been forgotten and brushed aside over time.
The final rankings stand as follows: