Guardians of the Galaxy had 5(!) end credits stingers. That’s a new record for a Marvel movie, and it also may have left you a little confused. Let’s go through them quickly, shall we? This contains SPOILERS for the movie, obviously.
1 – This one was pretty self-explanatory. Kraglin has Yondu’s prototype fin on his head and he is trying to control the flying arrow that Rocket put back together. Things don’t go well and he stabs Drax in the chest, to humorous effect.
2 – We see Sylvester Stallone’s character Stakar Ogord talking to a group of other Ravagers. These were the ones we got a glimpse of earlier in the movie. Why were they special? The were actually the original Guardians of the Galaxy from the 1970s comic book. It included Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex T’Naga, Ving Rhames as Charlie-27, Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord, Krugarr and Mainframe, with the latter voiced in an uncredited cameo by Miley Cyrus.
3 – We go back to the gold-skinned Ayesha looking pensive while she talks about the next step in the Sovereign’s evolution. We see what she is looking at. A mysterious coffin-looking device, while she says that she will call it “Adam”. This references the comic character Adam Warlock, whom will emerge from the cocoon. I assume that he will play a part in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie. Because he plays a big part in combating Thanos in the comics.
4 – Another self-explanatory one here as we see Peter Quill in a fatherly role talking to an apparently teenaged Groot. It’s all jokes.
5- The final one brings us back to the space-scape that held Stan Lee’s cameo in the middle of the movie. Who was he talking to? These are the Watchers, an important part of the cosmic Marvel Universe. The Watchers observe and record all that happens in the multiverse. I also assume that they will factor into the upcoming Infinity War.
So there you go! All clear?
No? well, just trust me. It’s all super cool. James Gunn has brought things to the big screen that I thought would never be there.