Guardians Of The Galaxy Post-Credit Sets Up A Sequel
A Marvel movie is not a Marvel movie without a staple post-credit scene. Often, fans will sit through the end credits in the hope of a small glimpse of what the future holds for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or sometimes, like Marvel's Avengers Assemble, where the team just sat together eating shawarma - it can just be a bit of a laugh.
The Marvel post-credit scene has become so iconic that it has even crossed over into the realms of Marvel's video games, along with a Stan Lee cameo here and there. Like the films, it seems that the post-credit scene of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy may be setting up a potential sequel for the game.
Guardians Of The Galaxy has exploded onto the video game scene with a heap of great critical reviews in tow, including our own. So, it would be no surprise if Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal had plans to potentially develop a sequel to the game. Be aware there are major *spoilers* ahead.
What Happens In The Post-Credit Scene For Guardians Of The Galaxy?
After all the explosive action of the Guardians Of The Galaxy draws to a close and the credits have rolled, the screen opens up to the Guardians' ship gliding through space. After having adopted the young Nikki Gold on their journey in the main storyline (you can read all about who exactly Nikki is here), Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot argue about where their new teammate should sleep. Meanwhile, Peter Quill, a.k.a Star-Lord, stands alone in the bathroom giving himself a pep talk in the mirror.
Just for some context, we meet Nikki as the young daughter of Nova Corp captain, Ko-Rel, Peter's ex-girlfriend. Unsurprisingly, everything points to the fact that Nikki may could be Star-Lord's daughter. It is later revealed that she is just an orphan of war and is, in fact, not Peter's child. Although, that doesn't stop her building a bond with the Guardians and bringing them closer together. Long story short, Ko-Rel tragically dies and Peter feels responsible.
As Peter chats away with his reflection, he discusses how to cope with the situation with Nikki and whether he and the Guardians are going to be able to handle the responsibility of looking after a 12-year-old child. The player gets to choose which dialogue Peter uses and whether to take an optimistic or more cynical approach. When he finally comes to his conclusion, he joins in the Guardians' conversation before the ship suddenly shuts down and leaves them stranded in space. Of course, this is depending on whether Peter didn't pay the fine to the Nova Corps earlier in the game.
How Does The Guardians Of The Galaxy Post-Credit Scene Set Up A Sequel?
Nikki plays an integral part in setting up a potential sequel in the post-credit scene. You've got all the Guardians arguing with each other about where she can sleep in one room, while Peter has a crisis in the bathroom about whether he can handle the parental responsibility of looking after a young girl. But this short scene highlights just how much of an impact she has had on the Guardians and, as Star-Lord says, they might not be perfect but we wouldn't have them any other way.
They may have started off as a dysfunctional rabble but, by the end, they are, well, still dysfunctional. Yet their experiences in the game's main plot have caused to bond as a team and grow as individuals. Not to mention, by the end, Peter has got to grips with his guilt and decides to focus his energy on being a good team leader while taking care of Nikki.
If a Guardians of The Galaxy sequel is to go ahead, no doubt Nikki would play a huge part in the plot. As we did briefly get to see a glimpse of Nikki's epic powers from the comics in the game with her flame-like hair, hopefully, we will get to see her powers flourish in a whole-new sequel.