Spider-Man Homecoming: The Mid- and Post-Credits Scenes Explained

Spider-Man climbs the Washington Monument in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Spider-Man: Homecoming features a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene.

As tends to be the case for Marvel films, the mid-credits scene serves more or less as an epilogue to what we just witnessed on screen.  The post-credits scene is more or less of a thank you to the fans for sitting through the entire credits.

Michael Keaton stars in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING.

In the mid-credits scene, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), also known as the Vulture, is seen walking in The Raft.  He is walking when Mac Gargan (who will eventually become Scorpion) encounters him and heard that he knew Spider-Man’s real identity.  Mac tells Toomes that several criminals were going to get together to take on Spider-Man, thus paving the way for the Sinister Six.  We already know that Toomes figured it out but he tells Mac that he doesn’t know who Spider-Man is.  Toomes just smiles and walks on.  One would think that he’s taking his time as he plots his revenge on Peter Parker.

Chris Evans as Captain America in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING.

The post-credits scene is a running joke on some videos featuring Captain America.  One video was shown gym class for Captain America’s Fitness Challenge (above).  Another was shown while Parker sits in detention.  The final scene pays off as Cap addresses the audience on the virtue of patience.  Cap tells us that while pateince may be necessary, it’s not always rewarded.  Sometimes, we end up waiting a long time for something and it turns out that it isn’t want people want or expect.  In many ways, this may very well be Marvel’s best post-credits scene yet because they likely knew that fans would sit in the seat waiting for the scene to show up.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.  The movie is playing in theaters now.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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