'Iron Man 2' Secret Ending Spoiled

‘Iron Man 2’ Secret Ending Spoiled

Fans of Marvel franchise flicks have two great things to look for: Stan Lee’s inevitable cameo and the possibility of a special post-credits ‘secret’ ending that foreshadows things to come. Or in the case of Marvel’s more recent movies, helps one franchise build on one another as they lead up to the inevitable Avengers release in 2012.

Back in 2008, Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk  intro’d Tony Stark and weaved him into the movie rather than doing a special ending scene. “I hear you have an unusual problem,” Tony states matter-of-factly, referencing the Hulk. “You should talk,” General ”Thunderbolt’ Ross retorts. And the connections between these Marvel movies began to unfold. With 2008’s Iron Man staying until the end of the credit sequence treated theater-goers to a special scene introducing Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury who goes on to invite Tony Stark to join S.H.I.E.L.D. and to discuss the ‘Avenger’ initiative.

And now, 2010’s Iron Man 2 drops perhaps the most massive clue to the upcoming ‘Avengers’ flick thus far.

*** Warning: Spoilers ahead. Do not click through if you do not wish to be spoiled. ***

I’m not going to bother placing a shaky flip cam video from YouTube.com, because these sort of spoiler videos are typically removed very quickly. Instead, I’ll describe the scene for you.

We begin with a black car speeding across the desert, eventually pulling up to the camera revealing its New Mexico license plate. 

Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who has an expanded role in Iron Man 2 steps out of the car.

He looks out over a massive crater, surrounded by various vehicles.

Sir, we’ve found it,” he says carefully into his phone.

The camera pans out to reveal what’s at the center of the crater.


Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer!

So, there you have it! Be sure to elaborate on how much you now hate me for spoiling this special moment in the comments!

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  • Dominik Toth
    June 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    everyone who thinks that is a sword is an idiot cause obviously there gunna put a character from ff in a marvel movie……how does that no look like a hammer u guys have obviously never seen a picture of thor

  • JazBaws
    April 21, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Why I agree with most it looks like a sword during the movie, after the shot from above its obvious its a Hammer. You can see the round edge on the right for one. I got online just to make sure it wasn’t a sword because I had not idea who weilded one. Glad to clear it up, and look forward to the upcoming move Thor.

  • Tripamember
    March 21, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    This is so obviously thor’s hammer. I don’t know how anyone thinks its a sword. Why is this even a dispute. They’ve already announced thor is coming out.

  • Boydie
    March 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    why would it be clouds sword when that is set in a different universe/world and also part of a different franchise looks more to me for an iron man 3 teaser

  • Dan_coady
    December 23, 2010 at 1:33 am

    yh that is clouds sword no hammer handle looks like that

  • Xyooj555
    November 16, 2010 at 6:44 am

    gosh it looks like clouds sword lmao but yeah its too short to be thors hammer? i think iono not much of a avenger fan but i know ill like the movie ahahXD

  • Alicharod416
    November 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Ummm how in the hell does that look remotely like the Buster Blade from FF7? Are you blind or just a Busta??

    • Shadewing
      November 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

      I agree with Vengeance, I watched the after credits bit 5 times, trying to work out what it was. Every time I saw it I thought it was Cloud’s sword. How can they expect people to recognize a hammer when you only see the part sitting on the ground for less than a second.

      Then again, even in freeze frame, it still looks like Cloud’s sword buried in the ground.

  • Vengeance
    October 17, 2010 at 5:45 am

    If they wanted it to be rcognized as Thor’s hammer, they shouldn’t have made the base of it look like a swordguard. From what little bit they show, it looks more like Cloud’s sword(FF7) than a hammer.

  • Captamerica
    October 17, 2010 at 4:03 am

    I thank 8re2z1 is BREZZY, as in the thunder god Thor

  • Michal
    October 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I watched this movie twice and i saw something strange but familliar…
    Look at about 80 minute of the movie, when Tony creates those pipes and then Coulson come in… Coulson pick ups round thing from the box and Tony sais to give to him… I think that this item looks like Captain’s America Shield…
    I might be wrong but check for yourselfes.
    P.S: Sorry for grammar English is’t my primary language…

  • Artondope
    September 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I figured it out 8RE 2Z1 means. eight are we to see one. we are eight avengers to see one goal, the defence of america.

    • Mandlr
      October 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      the 1 could also be referencing whether we will see the upcoming avengers movie

      had its production been finalised when iron man 2 was produced?

    • lone wolf
      March 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      nah, they wud’ve used the letters ‘v’ and ‘c’ for that.

      n how cud ne1 even think its cloud’s sword from a totally different franchise? weird…

  • Artondope
    September 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I figured it out 8RE 2Z1 means. eight are we to see one. we are eight avengers to see one goal, the defence of america.

  • Dave
    June 7, 2010 at 10:52 am

    pretty sure its Thors Hammer

  • zane
    May 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    isnt spiderman part of the avengers? also are they making justice league? they already have batman and superman

  • Funkyfists
    May 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Actually he says “Sir, we’ve found him”

    I thought it was a sword too XD

    That would be better i think… How can they make Thor not seem weird by todays standards?

    • Funkyfists
      May 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      Ah noo nvm you got it right lol my bad.

  • chaos
    May 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

    just saw iron man2, come on y would they feat. the buster sword in a marvel movie knowing an avenger movie is coming out soon.

  • Mason
    May 10, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I completely thought it was the FF7 Sword!!! lol! As fast as the camera cuts out its very hard to notice that it is actually a hammer! That would be pretty wicked if Cloud came on the scene to battle iron man!

  • zack
    May 7, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    the first thing i thaught was the buster sword also but im a huge final fantasy nerd saying that thors hammer does make more since … y would marvel bring in a charecter created by square enix

    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

      I would have loved it to be Cloud Strifes sword, that would have just made my year but sadly as well as excitingly its Thors hammer

    • Kaitlyn
      May 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm

      My brother and I thought the same thing and laughed as we came out of the theater. 😀

  • Anonymous
    May 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for this. I’m not that much of a Marvel fan so was completely clueless when I watched that scene at a screening yesterday. Now I know why everyone else was cheering.

    • Anonymous
      May 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      i knew it was thor but my dad didnt believe me

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  • taylor burns
    May 5, 2010 at 5:26 am

    o by the way incase i was wrong there is a thor marvel movie comming out in about a year ( http://www.bigscreen.com/NowShowing.php?movie=67620 ) that’s my prof so it just adds a tezzer towards that i gess

  • taylor burns
    May 5, 2010 at 5:18 am

    just saw the movie dude it isnt a hammer at all it the Handel and base of a sword u have just got the wrong timing to revel a little bit latter and u see a more metel shaft heading down the base

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      its Mjolinir idiot

      • Chris Ullrich
        May 7, 2010 at 12:08 am

        How about making your point without being a jerk? We would appreciate that because sometimes people make mistakes and if you let them know they have a chance to fix them. Thanks for reading.

  • kyle
    May 2, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    iron man 2 was released around the world a week before it releases in the U.S. except for the due to piracy

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  • EdGE
    May 2, 2010 at 7:03 am

    agent culson was riding a car with plate # 8RE 2Z1…

    now the question is: does anyone have a clue on what does that plate # means??

  • Rebecca
    May 1, 2010 at 8:05 am

    yes, I saw the dessert scene. Heard the AVENGERS will be released in 2012, with Tony Stark (iron man) providing their headquarters, with Thor, Captain America, and the incredible hulk. There is also a THOR movie being made by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth…..

  • Erik Jensen
    April 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    In case you were wondering, Iron Man 2 is already out in Europe. Not sure why it released there before the U.S., but that explains how some folks are already seeing the flick.

  • Marcin
    April 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Well, I was today on ‘Iron Man 2’ and unfortunatelly missed that scene – I just didn;t knew about it. But good to know that something is in the air.

  • chris
    April 30, 2010 at 3:55 am

    i saw it yesterday and it was totally awesome! although i have to say the credits were insanely long, although it might have been cos i needed a pee:P

  • dai
    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    i saw the film today, absolutely awesome, loved the after credits scene cant wait for Thor

    • Anonymous
      April 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm

      were did u see the movie