Thor Ragnarok: Kevin Feige explains the origin of the post-generic scenes
The post-generic scenes are now the trademark of the Marvel house, but do you know where they originated? Kevin Feige tells us everything!
Any good fan of the Marvel movies knows that it is necessary to wait until the end of the credits before leaving the cinema, because one or more additional scenes await it. This is an old rule as the beginning of the MCU, in 2008, with the first Iron Man . But do you know where they came from? Well, it’s actually Kevin Feige , the president of Marvel Studios, who insisted on including them. In an interview with Slashfilm , the filmmaker explained that in his youth, as a “real geek of cinema” , he never wanted the film to end. “No matter whether the film is good or bad, I did not want the experience to stop there. So when I started making movies myself, I thought it would be fun to continue them after the end , “he said. And to explain in particular the first post-generic scene at the end of Iron Man: “We did not want to put Nick Fury in the film because it was thought that it would attract too much attention. So we thought we could put it at the very end of the credits, to reward people, like me child, for staying. ”
In reality, the post-generic scenes were not invented by the Marvel studios and have existed for a long time. The first date dates from 1903! Yes Yes ! At the end of The Great Train Robbery , one could see the main character coming back from the dead and pointing his gun at the audience. In the 1970s and 1980s, post-generic scenes became a major trend in theaters, with Like the Muppet and even Airplane! . But it is really the Marvel studios that have institutionalized them and they have become masters in the matter. The proof, in The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, there were nearly five post-generic scenes !