Everything From The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 End Credits

Everything From The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 End Credits

Marvel movies are known for their teasing mid- and post-credits scenes, but with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, they up the ante with five of them after the conclusion of the movie. Some are jokes, but some have huge ramifications for future Marvel movies. Here’s how and why.

The Guardians have a lot of surprises in store in Vol. 2. All Images: Disney


1) Kraglin’s Accident

After helping the Guardians and losing his mentor Yondu, we see the Ravager Kraglin (Sean Gunn) on the Guardians’ ship, practicing with Yondu’s fin and arrow. He’s not very good at it but he does get the arrow moving … right into Drax’s throat.

Drax will be fine, don’t you worry, but obviously the implication here is that, like Mantis, Kraglin could join the team moving ahead. Does that mean he’ll be with them in Infinity War? More likely he’ll be part of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

2) The Original Guardians Reunite

Various characters reunite at the funeral of Yondu, including three of the movie’s key cameos. We see Stakar — a.k.a. Starhawk in the comics — played by Sylvester Stallone, Ving Rhames as Charlie-27, Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord, Krugar, and Mainframe (voiced by Miley Cyrus, if you can believe it).

Yes, this is basically a reunion of Marvel’s original Guardians of the Galaxy team, from the late ’60s/early ’70s, and odds are they are going to play a part in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

“You will not see them again until Guardians 3 at the earliest,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told io9. “One of James’ ideas was fleshing out the character of Yondu… and having the fun of tipping our hat to the original Guardians team from the comics. Which is all that is. Which, again, just gives James another set of tools to play with as he’s piecing together future stories.”


3) The Creation of Adam Warlock

Since the very first announcement of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, fans have been asking when other famous cosmic Marvel characters would appear. We still don’t know about Nova, but now we know about the powerful Adam Warlock. The scene shows Sovereign leader Ayesha (seen above), still mad at her defeat at the hands of the Guardians, with a giant pod.

She claims her greatest creation is inside… and she’ll name him “Adam.” This is a clear call-out to Adam Warlock, whose origins in the comics as an entity called “Him” ties into Ayesha’s backstory there, too, where she was originally an artificially created superbeing like Adam.

“The first potential to feel those repercussions will not be until Vol. 3,Feige told us. “Adam’s not a part of Infinity War, which, of course, he is in the comics, but he’s not in [the movie]. Our version of Infinity War is the culmination of all the stories we’ve told up to this point.

James had ideas to introduce Adam certainly in volume two, maybe even in part one. But part two for sure. Which were great, but the way the story was coming together, there just wasn’t time for that. But it became more for him to sort of ring that bell so that we can play with it at some point in the future.”

4) Teen Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes place only a few months after part one, so Groot is still very small. In this tag scene, however, we see that more time has passed and Groot is now an annoying teenager, with Star-Lord almost acting as his father. So we can expect Groot to be at least this size in Infinity War, or, more likely, having continued to grow back into his full, original size.


5) The Stan Lee Theory Confirmed?

The final credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features a callback to earlier in the movie. We once again see Stan Lee in space talking to several large-headed characters comics fans know as a powerful alien race called the Watchers.

Lee mentions his cameo as a delivery man in Captain America: Civil War, dropping the potential suggestion that Lee’s character who has cameoed in every Marvel movie, has always been the same person — or maybe even a Watcher himself.

It’s been a long-running fan joke/theory to tie the comics luminary’s various movie cameos together. James Gunn may have just made it canon.


  • Infinity War is said to be 2 years after GOTG2, so Groot will be back to full size. Interesting fact: It won’t be the same Groot either, Gunn said basically this is the ‘offspring’ of Groot, as the Groot that was left, was like a ‘seed’ of the original Groot. Only a technicality I know, but we’re essentially onto Groot 2.0

  • I get that we got the movie earlier than the US, but the spate of ‘hey you here is the skinny on the easter eggs’ posts from various US outlets is making me remember most of the stuff I either didn’t notice or had already forgotten about after my viewing.

    I reckon I’ve read that paragraph about who’s playing who in the 2-second scene showing Starhawk’s group a dozen times, but there’s only so many ways you can write about Miley Cyrus playing a comic book character. No decent picture of them anywhere, but I also haven’t gone looking so that’s on me. World needs more Ving Rhames.

    • Yeah Vins still signed on for Guardians 3 and at least 2 more movies (I believe that covers Infinity War and one other movie beyond that).

  • Oh man i got super excited when Adam Warlock was mentioned because i thought that meant he would appear in the Infinity War movies… Sucks that they aren’t including him.

  • Wasn’t really thrilled with any of the post credits scenes. The only one that seemed to set anything up was the whole Ayesha and Adam thing. Im just bummed as was hoping there would be a post credit scene with some connection to the coming Infinity War etc.

    Although, did anyone notice Jeff Goldblum in his Grandmaster gear in one of the coloured circles at the end? Was just there smiling and nodding….nice little easter egg to tie into Thor Ragnarok.

  • There’s also a song playing throughout the credits about Zardu Hasslefrau aka David Hasselhoff.

  • Im still wondering why they bother throwing the little Jeff Goldblum thing in when this movie had nothing to do with anything currently going on….?

    • And here I am wondering why people are into marvel films at all.

      They are very average.

        • And now you’re just a norm with the same opinion as most of the other drones. Seems like a downgrade to me but whatever makes you happy.

          Which Iron Man do you think you’ll watch tonight? Or are you in a Thor mood? Maybe Avengers 1 or 2? Gosh so many good films.

  • I wonder if the Sovereigns will morph into the Universal Church of Truth for the third film?

  • Meh… marvel movies… wink wink fan service and post modern sarcasm.. boring.

    • Hi Arnna
      I’m really curious, can you give an example of post modern sarcasm, using a Marvel example would be good. I tried to google it as I’d not heard the term before and am no clearer.


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