MCU PHASE 4: Ranking Every Big Screen Post-Credits Scene From Worst To Best - SPOILERS

Marvel Studios released a total of seven movies across the course of Phase 4, and we're looking back at their post-credits scenes, ranking them from worst to best. Find out how they compare here!

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Marvel Studios released a lot of TV shows over the course of Phase 4, but they certainly didn't neglect their big screen offerings during that time.

Kicking off with Black Widow, we've since had Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Some of these were better than others, but they all featured memorable post-credits scenes. 

In this feature, we look back at all of those scenes, ranking them from worst to best. From the tongue-in-cheek moments meant to make fans laugh to those introducing huge new characters (there were quite a few) and setting the stage for future stories, there was an awful lot to discuss. 

Find out how these stingers all stack up against each other by clicking the "Next" button below!

12. "It's Over!" 


Returning to Earth-838, we find Bruce Campbell's Pizza Poppa still hitting himself in the face before Doctor Strange's spell finally wears off. Laughing maniacally, he turns to the camera and exclaims, "It's over!" 

We don't hate comedic post-credits scenes, but this felt like a massive waste of time.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a huge movie, and we can't help but think teasing the Scarlet Witch's fate or even laying the groundwork for Wong's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law cameo would have been a better choice for this stinger. Instead, we got the punchline to a bad joke. 

11. Dane Whitman's Sword


Kit Harington's Dane Whitman was largely wasted in Eternals, but this scene at least laid the groundwork for him to become Black Knight...somewhere down the line. 

Returning to his family home after witnessing Sersi's abduction, he opens a case to reveal the Ebony Blade before a mysterious voice tells him to stop. What most fans understandably failed to realise at the time was that it belonged to Mahershala Ali's Blade, making this sequence a bigger deal than first realised. 

However, a voice cameo simply didn't cut the mustard, and Blade needed to make a physical appearance for this to properly land. 

10. The Ten Rings


Following Wenwu's demise, it looked like the villainous Ten Rings organisation had been vanquished, but this stinger confirmed that his daughter, Xu Xialing, had decided to pick up where she and Shang-Chi's dear old dad had left off. 

With Razor Fist by her side. Xialing now has a lot of power, though not knowing where this leads means we have to temper expectations for the time being. With any luck, rumours of a Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings spin-off Special Presentation on Disney+ prove to be correct. 

Either way, this was a cool, albeit not mind-blowing, post-credits scene worth waiting for. 

9. Meet Clea


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ended with a third eye opening on the former Sorcerer Supreme's forehead, teasing a dark, potentially sinister, future for the hero. 

Moments later, however, he met Charlize Theron's Clea, and seemed perfectly happy with that extra eye before hopping through a portal to the Dark Dimension after being told he'd caused an Incursion. It was all a little baffling, but we can't complain too much, especially with the Oscar winner playing the love of Stephen Strange's life. 

It remains to be seen how this Doctor Strange 3 tease will fit into the wider Multiverse Saga, but hey, we're digging Clea's colourful comic-accurate costume. 

8. Jane Foster Enters Valhalla


Thor: Love and Thunder was a movie that moved at a breakneck pace, never really slowing down to give its characters the attention they needed. Looking beyond the mostly terrible humour, however, and we can surely agree that Natalie Portman's Mighty Thor was a great addition to the MCU. 

After making the ultimate sacrifice to defeat Gorr the God Butcher, we find Jane in this stinger magically transported to Valhalla after earning her way into the Asgardian afterlife. 

Greeted by Heimdall, the scientist gets a happy ending. The door, meanwhile, is almost certainly left open for her to return as a Valkyrie, a similar trajectory to Jane's comic book counterpart.

7. Peter Who?


A new addition to Spider-Man: No Way Home for its re-release in theaters this summer (replacing a teaser for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), this scene shed some light on how the memory spell actually works. 

Catching up with Betty Brant delivering one final report on Midtown News on graduation day, a number of photos from her high school years are shown, with any featuring Peter Parker now distorted to hide the teenager's face.

This raises a lot of questions, but at least appears to suggest Spider-Man can find a way to make people remember him. This has to be picked up on in Spider-Man 4, right?

6. Welcome To The Avengers


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remains one of the best Phase 4 MCU movies, and this mid-credits scene was a clever way to emphasise the hero's importance in this shared world. 

Meeting with Bruce Banner, Captain Marvel, and Wong, Shang-Chi and Katy discover there is more to the Ten Rings than meets the eye. As well as teasing that being explored down the line, seeing Bruce back in his human form also raised a lot of questions for fans to mull over. 

Capping off this important scene with some karaoke was a fun bonus, too. 

5. Enter Hercules


Marvel Studios dropped the ball with Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder, with Russell Crowe's camp and silly take on the villain not landing the way Taika Waititi probably hoped. 

On the plus side, he appears a little more serious in the movie's mid-credits scene, with the reveal that he's talking to his son, Hercules, proving one of Phase 4's best surprises. With Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein in the role, we now can't wait to see him clash with the MCU's God of Thunder. 

Marvel Studios introduced a lot of characters in stingers like these in Phase 4, but this remains one of the best. 

4. Starfox Makes His Debut


Just topping Hercules' MCU arrival is the debut of Harry Styles as Starfox in Eternals. With the immortals, Makkari, Druig, and Thena adrift in space, they're just as surprised as us to encounter Eros, the brother of Thanos, and his companion Pip. 

The less said about the VFX used to bring the latter to life, the better. Still, Eros showing up to help this team track down their fellow Eternals after they were abducted by Arishem the Judge is a huge deal, and a great sequel tease for a movie that, while not universally loved, still deserves one. 

We just hope this doesn't fall by the wayside due to the movie being Marvel Studios' first "Rotten" release. 

3. Black Widow Vs. Hawkeye


While not necessarily jaw-dropping, this is actually one of the more meaningful post-credits scenes listed here, and is deserving of such a high spot. 

Mourning her sister's passing in Black Widow, Yelena Belova is approached by The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's Valentina Allegra de Fontaine with a mission to take down Hawkeye. With her making the assassin believe Clint Barton was responsible for Natasha Romanoff's demise, the scene established that Val has sinister plans for the MCU. 

It also did a great job of setting the stage for Hawkeye, a plus point when so many of the teases above are setting up future projects that may or may not happen (and which haven't been announced yet). 

2. Venom In The MCU


Venom: Let There Be Carnage's post-credits scene saw Eddie Brock mysteriously transported into the MCU, with the symbiote taking an immediate interest in Spider-Man.

We didn't necessarily expect that to be picked up on in Spider-Man: No Way Home as it actually felt more like a Venom 3 tease. The anti-hero was nowhere to be seen in the Multiversal blockbuster until this mid-credits scene when he was sent home without ever even meeting Peter Parker. Pretty underwhelming, right?

In a way, yes, but it was also kinda fun. The main reason it finds itself here, however, is because a piece of the Venom symbiote was left behind in the MCU, finally setting the stage for Spider-Man to get his alien costume. 

1. T'Challa


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's only post-credits scene is a highly emotional sequence that sees Shuri approached by Nakia on the beach in Haiti on which she's chosen to burn her funeral gown. 

It's then that the new Black Panther is introduced to Toussaint, T'Challa's secret son. They banter back and forth before the boy tells his aunt that his true, Wakandan name is "T'Challa." It's one hell of a moment, and a beautiful way to end this excellent sequel and fitting tribute to both Chadwick Boseman and the hero he played. 

One day, we expect him to inherit the mantle, but look forward to seeing more of Shuri in action before then. 

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