'Deadpool 2': No Spoilers, But It Has the Best Post-Credits Scene Ever
Ever since Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury stepped out of the shadows at the end of Iron Man a full decade ago, superhero fans have been primed to wait until the credits have finished rolling to see one final post-credits scene. Deadpool 2 spoofs all sorts of superhero tropes, but the new movie does have a post-credits scene that you should stick around for, because it is the single best post-credits scene that any of these movies have ever had.
There aren’t any Deadpool 2 spoilers in this post, y’all can chill.
There are actually two post-credits scenes at the end of Deadpool 2. The first one isn’t anything special. It’s set-up, which is pretty par for the course as far as post-credit scenes go. Nick Fury was teasing The Avengers, and that film’s post-credit scene teased Thanos and the Infinity Stones, yadda yadda yadda. You’d be forgiven for thinking that what happens in the first scene is merely set-up for X-Force or Deadpool 3. A friend of mine who went to an advance screening assumed this was the case and left before the next post-credits scene started. He’s a big dummy.
A few more credits roll before the next set of post-credits scenes begin. They are truly hilarious, possibly the funniest part of an already very funny movie. To say anything more would lessen the impact, just know that the underwhelming first post-credits scene is just the appetizer for the second one.
That the post-credit scenes aren’t teasing Deadpool 3 is part of what makes them so refreshing. Infinity War’s post-credit scene, which teased Captain Marvel, was exciting, but it was essentially a commercial for a movie that comes out in a year. Deadpool 2’s big post-credit scene is just purely enjoyable in the moment. Sure, there are possibly some implications for the future of the series, but it’s mostly just an amazing series of jokes and set pieces. Stick around and enjoy it.
Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18.
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