Post-credits scenes that made absolutely no sense

Technically, 2008’s The Incredible Hulk doesn’t have a post or even a mid-credits scene. The exchange between General Ross (William Hurt) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) happens right before the credits, but it serves the same purpose as so many post-credit scenes. Had Hulk not come so early in the MCU, before the formula was perfected, the scene certainly would’ve been moved back a few minutes.

As the general drowns his sorrows in the aftermath of the movie’s final Hulk/Abomination battle, Stark enters to tell him about a team that’s being put together that could help Ross with his “problem.” The implication is that Stark is offering to use the Avengers to hunt the Hulk. But the Avengers never hunt the Hulk. And in the MCU’s next film, 2010’s Iron Man 2, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tells Stark that S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer wants him on the the Avengers, except as a consultant. So how does it make sense that a guy who isn’t even an Avenger goes to Ross to pitch the…

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