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10 Comic-Book Movie Post-Credits Scenes That Weren't Worth Waiting For

About as disappointing as pouring some cereal and discovering there's no milk.

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The current saturation of movie post-credits scenes - with everything from Pirates Of The Caribbean to Pacific Rim slotting in additional material after the main event - has inevitably led to a few of them being a tad disappointing.

It's a trend that's existed for decades, but it wasn't until 2008's Iron Man that the 'stinger' (as it's come to be known) truly took off, with movies from a vast range of genres using these additional scenes to tease sequels, make jokes, and even tie up loose plot threads the main film never addressed.

However, their popularity can mean that some studios feel obliged to include one, even when it doesn't appear to make sense and even when isn't necessary, and since audiences are so used to brilliant stingers like The Avengers' Thanos tease, anything that's less than awesome is automatically a let down.

And since comic-book movies seemingly have a mandate to tease spinoffs, sequels and other characters, it's easy to brand their post-credits scenes as a disappointment if they don't adequately do any of those things.

So - let's discuss some of the worst offenders!

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