Jon Favreau Spills Edgar Wright's Idea That Changed the MCU

Every film has rolling credits at the end, but not every film has memorable post-credit scenes. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one to utilize these post-credit scenes that hint at the next trail of the story.

In the post-credit scenes, the audience first sees The Avengers, Thanos, the Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver, and even learns that T'Challa had a son before he died.

2008's Iron Man was the first to give a go at the larger scope of the MCU, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) teasing the formation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

In a recent interview, Marvel head Kevin Feige and director Jon Favreau shared the origin of this big idea and how award-winning director Edgar Wright helped orchestrate it.

“You have two movie audiences. You got the casual movie audience that just wants to come and have a good time. You still have to make it fun for them or somebody new, the next generation. I think you have the people who know it better than you do. And how do you make it work for both? And that's a very tricky (thing).” said Favreau about the creation of Iron Man.

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Feige added, “I would say that's one of the reasons we put the Nick Fury tag at the end. So it would not be intrusive, or disruptive for somebody who is like 'Why Sam Jackson here? Why is Sam Jackson in his living room?' But if you've waited for those credits (you're probably ready).”

“As Edgar Wright suggested, all the way to the end of the credits. Remember what we showed it to him at Skywalker? It was, (originally) just after the first few credits. He's like, 'Nah you gotta put it all the way.'” concluded Favreau.

Wright was originally tapped to direct Ant-Man, among the first three directors confirmed to helm a Marvel Studios movie when their major plans were announced.

The Last Night in Soho director was also in the early screenings of Iron Man, which pushed the suggestion that he had influenced how the MCU moved forward from then on.

Despite departing the MCU movie, Wright confirmed in 2021 that he and Feige had rekindled their professional relationship, which leaves room for the possibility that he could still helm an MCU movie in the future.

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