All The Post-Credit Scenes In The Guardians Of The Galaxy Movies

A split image of Baby Groot dancing in Guardians of the Galaxy and Stan Lee's cameo in Vol 2


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has finally brought James Gunn’s hilarious and heartfelt Guardians trilogy to an end after nearly a decade. As the beloved trilogy wraps up, Gunn offers up two post-credit scenes that tease what the future may hold for his characters in the MCU.


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Over the course of its three movies, the Guardians of the Galaxyfranchise has included nine post-credit and mid-credit scenes, all of which have either teased the future or merely offered one final laugh as the credits rolled. While some of these scenes ultimately fell flat, others are beloved.

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9 Kraglin Claims Yondu’s Arrow (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2)

One of the five post-credits in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shows Kraglin Obfonteri attempting to get a handle on using Yondu’s flying arrow. Struggling to whistle at the perfect frequency, Kraglin wreaks havoc with his arrow. He accidentally stabs Drax with it, who screams in agony.

While Kraglin’s scene is funny, it doesn’t necessarily add all that much to the story at hand. The former Ravager’s struggle with this technique would be put to much better use in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This scene may play into Kraglin’s larger storyline in the sequel, but isn’t all that necessary to the 2017 film.

8 Teenage Groot Talks Back (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features a post-credit scene where a teenage Groot has grown up and developed an attitude. The scene shows Peter Quill entering Groot’s room and immediately getting into an argument with the moody teenager. This leads him to remark that he regrets giving Yondu such a hard time when he was a kid.

This post-credits scene shows how much time has passed between Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the Guardians’ next appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. Quill and teen Groot have a hilarious interaction, and Groot maintains his attitude for quite some time until he finally mellows out by the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

7 Stakar’s Ravagers Reunite (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2)

One of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s post-credit scenes shows Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord reuniting with several of his old teammates from his early Ravager days. Among this star-studded group is Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord, Ving Rhames as Charlie-27, Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex, Miley Cyrus as Mainframe, and the unspeaking Krugarr. The scene implies that the team is uniting for more adventures.

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Although Stakar’s Ravagers’ reunion was quite exciting at the time, the MCU hasn’t done all that much with the characters in the time since. None of them appear again until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, leaving their adventures mostly off-screen. Nevertheless, there is still hope that the group will return in future MCU titles.

6 The Quills Catch Up (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3)

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Peter Quill’s reunion with his grandfather, Jason, brings an end to one of James Gunn’s best movies. In the final post-credits scene for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the Quills sit at the kitchen table gossiping about the neighbors while eating breakfast. As the scene comes to an end, a title card promises that the “legendary Star-Lord will return.”

The scene doesn’t add much to Vol. 3 but watching Peter Quill, a man who has saved the galaxy on multiple occasions, be wholeheartedly interested in the family drama of his suburban neighborhood will never get old. The promise that this isn’t the last that audiences will see of Star-Lord also heightens this scene, as the MCU prepares the next chapter of the beloved character’s story.

5 Stan Lee And The Watchers (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2)

After briefly appearing as a Watcher informant during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Stan Lee appears again in the last post-credits scene. As he continues to amuse the Watchers with stories of his travels, Lee realizes that his companions are walking away. He tries to call them back and realizes that he doesn’t have a way to get back home without them.

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Stan Lee’s two cameo appearances in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are not only hilarious, but they also serve to confirm a longstanding theory that his many cameos were all connected. While Lee may not have been a Watcher in the MCU, he certainly had connections to the all-seeing entities, reporting back to them exactly what he has witnessed in his travels.

4 Baby Groot’s Dance (Guardians Of The Galaxy)

As the original Guardians of the Galaxy film came to a close with the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” Baby Groot and Drax return for one more hilarious scene. Feeling the beat of the music, Groot begins to dance but pauses each time Drax looks back. The moment the Destroyer turns away, however, Groot gets right back to his heartfelt dance.

As simple as this scene may be, fans still fondly remember it almost 10 years later. Baby Groot’s dance moves, performed by James Gunn, are iconic within the MCU fandom and later reappear during the 2017 sequel’s opening credits.

3 Howard The Duck’s Debut (Guardians Of The Galaxy)

In the final post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy, the Collector crawls from the wreckage of his menagerie, which exploded earlier in the film. As Cosmo the Space Dog greets him, the Collector turns to see a surprise cameo from Howard the Duck, making a live-action appearance for the first time since 1986’s Razzie-award-winning film.

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James Gunn certainly took a big swing with the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, bringing several C-list Marvel characters to the big screen. However, Gunn proved that he could make any character likable, no matter what their history in pop culture may be.

2 The Birth Of Adam Warlock (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2)

After the Guardians ran afoul of Ayesha and the Sovereign during the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a post-credit scene sets up a massive new threat. Consumed by her hatred for the Guardians, Ayesha begins working on a new lifeform who she names Adam.

The MCU’s promise to bring Adam Warlock to live-action for the first time was a massive moment in the franchise’s history. Now that Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock is in the MCU, viewers know that there are few heroes or villains stronger than him, so he’ll likely play a major role in the franchise. Although audiences had to wait six years for Adam Warlock, it is still one of the best post-credits scenes in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

1 The New Guardians Rise (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3)

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The first of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s post-credits scenes shows Rocket Raccoon and his new team conversing before their next mission. The audience learns that the new team consists of Rocket, Kraglin, Adam Warlock, Phyla-Vel, Cosmo, and a fully-grown Groot. Vol. 3 features the song “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone as the team leaps into action, showing that the Guardians will continue to protect the galaxy.

After the original Guardians went their separate ways, Rocket was finally given the chance to start his own team. This scene promises that the Guardians’ legacy will live on, even if it occurs entirely offscreen.

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