From Adam to Stan Lee, here are the 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' post-credit scenes

Source: Marvel Entertainment

Beginning with the first Iron Man — in which Nick Fury first mentions the Avengers — Marvel Studios turned the post-credit scene into something of an art form. Not only do these scenes provide an incentive for fans to sit through the credits, but they actually set up future films. 

The first Guardians of the Galaxy decided to break with Marvel's tradition of using the post-credit scene to set up subsequent movies, and instead had it serve as a really cool nod to fans of the larger Marvel universe, by including Howard the Duck and Cosmo the Spacedog. 

It should come as no surprise that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 includes a post-credit scene. What may be a bit more shocking, though, is that the film contains five! Some are just for fun, but others are quite important to future Marvel films. 

[Editor's note: Major spoilers ahead for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.]

1. Kraglin channeling Yondu 

Michael Rooker as Yondu
Source: 
Marvel Entertainment

The final few scenes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were actually quite emotional, especially for a film that likely caused audiences to laugh uncontrollably throughout it. But the emotion really hits after Yondu sacrifices his own life to save Peter Quill. 

Following the funeral, Peter gives Yondu's shipmate, Kraglin, his fallen captain's arrow. And in the first post-credit scene, we see Kraglin attempting to control it using Yondu's fin. Things do not go so well, and he ends up striking Drax. And that's never a good person to upset.

2. The Guardians of the Galaxy (the other ones)

There's more than one set of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Source: 
Marvel

Following Yondu's sacrifice, Ravagers from across the galaxy come together for his funeral. This is so touching because we learned earlier in the film that Yondu had been exiled for breaking the Ravager code. One of the returning Ravagers is Stakar Ogord, played in the movie by Sylvester Stallone. 

In the second post-credit scene, Stakar is seen on the same ship as several other Ravagers. As it turns out, these are members of the original Guardians of the Galaxy. That team, which may appear in future Marvel films, includes Charlie-27, Aleta, Martinex, Mainframe, Krugarr and, of course, Stakar.  In the comics, Yondu was also once a member. 

3. Groot, baby no more

Say goodbye to Baby Groot.
Source: 
Giphy

One of the highlights of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Baby Groot. And it wasn't just his size that earned him that name, but his demeanor. Now, though, it looks like Groot will not be a baby for much longer. In yet another post-credit scene, Quill walks in on Groot (now a teenager) playing video games. 

It appears he is going through a bit of a teenage angst phase, because he has left his room a mess and is generally dismissive of Peter, whom he sees as an authoritative figure. It will be interesting to see whether Groot has fully grown up by the time Infinity War rolls around. 

4. Adam Warlock

Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
Source: 
Marvel Entertainment

This is really the most important of the post-credit scenes. After failing to defeat the Guardians, Ayesha, the high priestess of the Sovereign race, decides to create a powerful being to track them down. All we see is a technological cocoon, but Ayesha says she will name the creation inside "Adam."

It is pretty clear that this will end up becoming Adam Warlock, a powerful character in the Marvel universe, and a onetime member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. James Gunn recently told Slash Film that Warlock will appear in subsequent Marvel films, after cutting him largely from the Vol. 2 script

The bigger question, is whether he could show up in Infinity War (Gunn has stated that he will not). It at least would make sense, as Adam Warlock is closely associated with the Infinity Gems, specifically the Soul Gem. 

5. Stan Lee

Stan Lee appears not once, but twice in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. His second appearance, which just builds on his first, shows him finishing telling stories (in space) to a race of aliens known as the Watchers. As the aliens turn to leave, Lee realizes that he has no ride home — oops.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters. 

Mic has ongoing coverage of Guardians of the Galaxy. Please follow our main Guardians of the Galaxy hub here

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Jason Berman

Jason is an arts writer for Mic based in Pennsylvania. His writing can also be found at Screen Rant. You can reach Jason at jberman@mic.com.

MORE FROM

‘Insecure’ season two is television for us, by us — and it’s even better than before

Creator Issa Rae shouldn't sweat the Emmy snub — her connection with her core audience is what really makes this series shine.

We talked to military experts about who will win the Iron Throne

Does Dany have a chance? Historians, tacticians and scholars weigh in on the ultimate outcome of 'Game of Thrones.'

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2 Trailer: New alliances may form in “Stormborn”

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen may have an unexpected intermediary.

Tyler, the Creator is still a “walking paradox” on the rumor-baiting ‘Flower Boy’

Is he queer? Maybe. Does he know how to use the speculation to further his art? Definitely.

Note to Ryan Murphy: ‘American Horror Story’ reveals don’t need to be a scavenger hunt

The title and premiere date of the seventh season of 'American Horror Story' were revealed Thursday.

‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ proves sometimes it’s OK to skip the reunion

If you're looking to trim down your Netflix consumption, start by avoiding this pointless sequel series.

‘Insecure’ season two is television for us, by us — and it’s even better than before

Creator Issa Rae shouldn't sweat the Emmy snub — her connection with her core audience is what really makes this series shine.

We talked to military experts about who will win the Iron Throne

Does Dany have a chance? Historians, tacticians and scholars weigh in on the ultimate outcome of 'Game of Thrones.'

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2 Trailer: New alliances may form in “Stormborn”

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen may have an unexpected intermediary.

Tyler, the Creator is still a “walking paradox” on the rumor-baiting ‘Flower Boy’

Is he queer? Maybe. Does he know how to use the speculation to further his art? Definitely.

Note to Ryan Murphy: ‘American Horror Story’ reveals don’t need to be a scavenger hunt

The title and premiere date of the seventh season of 'American Horror Story' were revealed Thursday.

‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ proves sometimes it’s OK to skip the reunion

If you're looking to trim down your Netflix consumption, start by avoiding this pointless sequel series.