Ryan Reynolds Has a Very Good Take on Marvel Post-Credits Scenes

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Photo credit: Esquire
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Now that the release of The Eternals is done and dusted, the debate around Esquire's Marvel desk has been fixed on the almighty post-credits scene. Is it a fun cliffhanger for the next few (read: dozen) movies? Or an unnecessary add-on to the final shot of a film?

Well, wouldn't you know it, we interviewed Ryan Reynolds—who is set to make his grand debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Deadpool 3—for our video series, "In or Out." The gin connoisseur and aspiring owner of a Premier League football club is out and about promoting his latest action flick, Red Notice, which is out on Netflix this Friday. But given that everyone's favourite antihero, Deadpool, is about to get MCUified, we had to ask Reynolds what he thought of end-credits scenes, which are virtually synonymous with the Marvel logo nowadays.

"I guess I'm in," Reynolds said. "I like Marvel end-credits scenes when they're interesting. "To me, they're more fun when they don't lead to the next movie—when they're just meant to be this sort of absurdist kind of moment that is a punctuation at the end of a film."

It's a fair take from Reynolds. Sure, we don't blame Dune director Denis Villeneuve for pretending not to be dragging Marvel (but actually dragging Marvel) for tacking on post-credits scenes to its blockbusters. But Reynolds might have the most even stance we've seen: supporting end-credits moments of the fun and cute variety, a la the wonderful Guardians of the Galaxy scene that gave us Baby Groot.

Check out the rest of the "In or Out" interview, streaming above, if you want to see the man's views on a hodgepodge of other essential things, such as gin, eggs, and Hugh Jackman.

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