This Marvel’s Avengers article contains spoilers.
Post-credits scenes are a staple of the MCU, so it’s only natural that Marvel’s Avengers caps off it’s campaign with a teaser of its own. Following the Avengers’ epic battle with MODOK, his Adaptoid army, and his awakened Kree Sentry over the San Francisco Bay, Kamala goes home to Abu, who allows her to continue Avenging in between her schoolwork—roll credits.
Midway through the credits we’re shown Monica Rappaccini, the newly elected Scientist Supreme at AIM (a position she also holds in the comics) holding a meeting in which she lays out her plans for the future of AIM. “…from cloning to time travel…the possibilities are endless,” she tells her shadowy associates.
Monica’s comments likely hint at what’s in store for future DLC, like the possibility of a stronger, superpowered clone army (we see what looks like two of Monica’s own clones suspended in some kind of fluid behind glass during the meeting). And the time travel tease is enticing as well. Could we see the Avengers travel through time à la Avengers: Endgame? Or could we perhaps meet new villains from the past or future? Like Monica said, the possibilities are endless.
Personally, I’d love to see the heroes travel back to Cap’s time and kick some Nazi ass. Red Skull is one of the best Marvel villains ever, and considering the mid-tier villains we got in the campaign, his arrival in the game would be a big improvement over Taskmaster and the Abomination.
One intriguing theme that bubbles under the surface of Monica’s monologue is her obsession with control. “No more surprises, no more distractions from our goals—only carefully crafted innovation,” she asserts. The phrase “programmable power” was uttered by Tarleton earlier in the story as well.
All of this makes me suspect Monica and AIM will in all likelihood encounter something or someone very powerful, who is very much beyond their control. Knowing what we do of her character, and considering she’s been referenced to multiple times in the game, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers seems the most likely candidate to serve as a foil to Monica/AIM and their oppressive ambitions, especially as the last bit of the mid-credits scene teases something happening in space.
After the AIM meeting we cut to the impaled Kree Sentry back in San Francisco. We see a compartment in its neck open, jettisoning what seems to be a beacon of some sort, which shoots into the sky presumably into outer space. This is most likely a tease setting up the Avengers facing cosmic adversaries and, as previously mentioned, linking up with interstellar allies like Captain Marvel.
What threat could be waiting in space? The fact that the beacon is shooting from a Kree Sentry suggests, of course, that the Kree will invade Earth at some point. A militaristic species that has amassed a great empire in the Marvel cosmos, the Kree would certainly fit into the tapestry of Marvel’s Avengers, especially since they’re directly connected to Inhumans, a major faction in the game. In the comics, the Kree created the Inhumans as soldiers for their war against the Skrulls, another alien race.
While Tarleton and AIM seem to create the Inhumans at the start of the game, could future DLC reveal that Inhuman history is much older than that? Either way, it’s be nice to fight something other than AIM minions in the game.
The last thing we see in the game’s credits is the Avengers gathered around the War Table on the Chimera, getting a briefing from SHIELD’s Maria Hill. She informs them that while they don’t know who AIM’s new leader is (you’d think they’d be able to figure that one out), they believe it’s “someone with ambitious plans to expand their operations.”
She also tells the Avengers that intel suggests AIM is researching “cloning technology, new synthoids and…potential uses of cosmic energy.” This all lines up with the previous scenes, which nicely set up the Avengers future plans: Thwart AIM at every turn and keep an eye on the sky for intergalactic interlopers.
Marvel’s Avengers is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. The game is coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 at a later date.