Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Episode 6 of Hawkeye.
As we've tuned into Hawkeye every Wednesday, we've been shooting our shot (or arrow) at solving more of the MCU’s unanswered mysteries. One of these mysteries happens to be the tradition of Marvel’s post-credits scenes. In all of the MCU television series so far, there have been end-credits scenes in random episodes, but throughout most of Hawkeye, the post-credits have been missing.
So, now that the finale has arrived, has the show gone a full season without any post-credits scenes? Well, fans may be happy to hear that the finale does have a scene that comes after the animated outro, but it's probably not what they're expecting.
Does the finale of 'Hawkeye' have an end-credits scene?
Both Loki and WandaVision introduced end-credits scenes throughout their runs, but Hawkeye primarily did not follow suit. Ahead of the finale, none of the previous episodes had scenes during or after the credits. However, there is a scene in the finale that comes between the outro and the actual credits rolling.
While Marvel's end credits usually tease what's to come in the MCU, Hawkeye decided to go in a different direction. Fans will recall when, early on in the series, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) was forced to sit through a performance of Rogers: The Musical. And while Clint wasn't exactly a fan, Marvel viewers went wild over the in-show musical, which was created by actual Broadway writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who previously collaborated on Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can.
Much like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's iconic Baron Zemo dancing in the club clip, Hawkeye's standout comedic moment was Rogers: The Musical. And just like how Marvel gave us an entire hour of the villain getting jiggy, it also decided we needed more of the fake musical. Following the finale's outro, we see our fictional Avengers engaged in an on-stage battle with the Chitauri, just like in the first Avengers movie.
Fans are given the full performance of the song "I Could Do This All Day," a reference to our former Captain America himself, who frequently says the catchphrase throughout his time in the MCU. No other post-credits scenes come after.
Fans are divided over the 'Hawkeye' post-credits scene.
While some fans enjoyed the camp of having the ridiculous musical as the end of Season 1, other fans wish Marvel could have given us a little bit more of a tease of what's to come. Or at least something that had to do with the characters we've gotten to know throughout the show. One fan on Twitter proposed, "The post-credits scene should have been Kate and Yelena going out for those drinks instead of that musical number."
Some fans wondered why Hawkeye Season 2 wasn't confirmed in the end credits the way that Loki was. "Thought we were gonna at least get a 'Hawkeye returns in Season 2' but all we got was a bootleg musical for the post-credits scene," another fan lamented.
Still, it seems fans either love the scene or absolutely hate it. "The Hawkeye after-credits is the best post-credits scene ever made," said one fan who was clearly on the former end of the spectrum.
Although Hawkeye Season 2 hasn't been confirmed yet, hopefully, a potential Season 2 may include some real post-credits (and maybe some new songs to go with them).