Marvel Studios might usually highlight its next film in the post-credits scene of each movie it releases, but Avengers: Infinity War decided to skip out on Ant-Man and the Wasp and focus on Captain Marvel instead.
Though some fans might wave it away as an executive decision to help promote Marvel's first female superhero standalone movie, the studio has a very specific reason why they chose to promote Captain Marvel first.
Speaking with Collider about all things Infinity War, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that the post-credits scene had been chosen because it gave hope.
"We thought, ‘do you want to give any hope?'" McFeely explained. "It's a tragedy and tragedies end in a grim and sad end."
"When you end it like that, there aren't too many other places you can go [for a tag scene]," Markus added. "Marvel tags often point to the next movie coming. The next movie is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is light-hearted - you don't wanna go, ‘but meanwhile! Paul Rudd is still adorable!'"
Having Captain Marvel's (Brie Larson) logo appear in the post-credits scene for Avengers: Infinity War certainly did add some hope after Thanos managed to successfully wipe out half of the universe with a single snap of his finger.
One of the strongest Marvel heroes, Captain Marvel was supposed to make her debut in the first chapter of Marvel's two-part Avengers movie. However, the character was cut from the film because the studio wanted to give Carol Danvers a proper introduction before setting her down with the rest of the Avengers.
It's definitely exciting thinking about Captain Marvel making its way to the big screen next year.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently screening in cinemas.