Marvel Cinematic Universe post-credits scenes: All the easter eggs explained

The post-credits scene that started them all sees Nick Fury reveal the Avengers Initiative to Tony Stark. (image credit: Disney)
This scene sees Tony Stark approach a down-and-out General Ross to let him know about a team that's being formed.  (image credit: Disney)
Iron Man 2's post-credits scene sees Agent Coulson arrive in New Mexico - where a mysterious hammer has fallen from the sky. (image credit: Disney)
This scene teases the first Avengers film, as it's revealed that Erik Selvig is under the control of Loki. (image credit: Disney)
Captain America's post-credits scene sees Nick Fury approach Steve Rogers to ask for help saving the world.  (image credit: Disney)
The Avengers reunite one more time in this post-credits scene, but only to have a bite to eat.  (image credit: Disney)
This scene reveals that the Tony Stark voiceovers throughout the film were just him recounting the story to a sleeping Bruce Banner. (image credit: Disney)
The Dark World has two post-credits scenes. The most important of the two reveals that The Collector was given the Aether.  (image credit: Disney)
There are two important scenes. The first introduces Wanda Maximoff. The other sees Bucky rediscover his past.  (image credit: Disney)
Guardians has two fun - but less impactful - scenes that see Baby Groot dancing and The Collector sitting amongst his ruined collection.  (image credit: Disney)
Age of Ultron's post-credits scene gives us our first glimpse of Thanos as he declares, "Fine, I'll do it myself." (image credit: Disney)
Ant-Man's two scenes each preview different future MCU films: The Ant-Man and The Wasp and Captain America: Civil War. (image credit: Disney)
The two post-credits scenes in this film see Bucky Barnes in Wakanda and Peter Parker returning to his Aunt May. (image credit: Disney)
One of the Doctor Stange post-credits scenes is a snippet from Thor: Ragnorak, while the other reveals Strange's former ally Mordo is now a threat.  (image credit: Disney)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II has five post-credits scenes, including one that introduces Adam Warlock, who be in Guardians Vol. 3. (image credit: Disney)
There are two post-credits scenes in Homecoming. The most important sees Adrian Toomes approached in prison about the identity of Spider-Man.  (image credit: Disney)
The post-credits scene of Thor: Ragnarok shows Thor and Loki just before Thanos attacks their ship to start the events of Avengers: Infinity War.  (image credit: Disney)
Two end-scenes of Black Panther show T'Challa reveal Wakanda's true power to the world, and that Bucky has been cured of his programming.  (image credit: Disney)
The Infinity War post-credits scene foreshadows his relationship with Captain Marvel and her arrival in Avengers: Endgame.  (image credit: Disney)
One of Ant-Man and The Wasps two post-credits scenes sees Scott trapped in the quantum realm after he enters it just prior to Thanos' snap. (image credit: Disney)
There are two post-credits scenes in Captain Marvel. One sees the Avengers looking at Fury's mysterious pager. The other shows how Fury lost his eye.  (image credit: Disney)
Avengers: Endgame doesn't feature a post-credits scene, but you can hear the sound of Tony Stark beating iron into shape for his first suit.  (image credit: Disney)
Far From Home features two important scenes. One sees Peter's identity revealed to the world. The other shows that Fury has actually been the Skrull Talos. (image credit: Marvel Studios/Sony)
WandaVision’s has two post-credits scenes, including one which teases Wanda’s next appearance in Multiverse of Madness. (image credit: Disney)
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s post-credits scene sees Sharon Carter pardoned and returning to her old job, before she makes a mysterious phone call. (image credit: Disney)
The Loki season finale features a very small post-credits scene that sees a TVA file stamped with the message, "Loki will return in Season 2." (image credit: Disney)
Black Widow's post-credits scene sets up Yelena to go after Clint Barton once she's told he's responsible for her sister's death. (image credit: Disney)
What If's season finale features a post-credits scene that sees Peggy Carter return to her own timeline and find the Hydra Stomper with someone hidden inside.  (image credit: Disney)
The two Shang-Chi post-credits scenes see Shang-Chi meet some of the Avengers, while his sister reforms the Ten Rings criminal organization. (image credit: Disney)
Eternals features two post-credits scenes, including one that introduces Thanos' brother Eros, played by pop star Harry Styles.   (image credit: Disney)
Venom’s post-credits scene teases the second Venom film and the arrival of Cletus Kassidy aka Carnage. (image credit: Disney)
Eddie Brock and Venom are suddenly transported to a new world where they see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man on the TV. (image credit: Disney)

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