We just published a spoiler-free recap of the first review to surface for Thor: The Dark World, so if you don't want spoilers read that article. Also, if you don’t want to know what happens in the after the credits scene in Thor: The Dark World, then stop reading now. While Thor: The Dark World won’t open in the United States until November 8, 2014, Marvel Studios is releasing the film overseas a week earlier, which means many in the foreign press have already seen advance screenings of the film.
Of course, with critics having viewed the film, spoilers are already flooding the Internet. The description below comes from the Belgian website Brainfreeze.be, but it matches up with reports from others who have seen the film. As we previously reported, there are two post credits scenes in Thor: The Dark World. Here’s a rough translation from the site of what happens in both scenes.
Scene 1 occurs about midway through the credits, and it helps set the stage for Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Brainfreeze’s description, “After the Aether is back in the hands of the Asgardians , Sif and Volstagg bring the item to the intergalactic museum of none other than The Collector, played by Benicio del Toro . The reason for this is that the Tesseract is already on Asgard and they should have no two Infinity Stones in their possession. When he is alone with the Aether, The Collector utters the phrase, ‘One down, five to go.’”
Scene 2 occurs at the end of the credits, and it is a comic relief scene that also seems to set up a third Thor movie. According to Brainfreeze’s description, “Thor returns to Earth and into the arms of Jane Foster, and they share a passionate kiss. The God of Thunder clearly chooses to be with her. In last scene, a beast from Jotunheim pops up in London, having previously passed through an interdimensional passage during the Convergence during the final battle.”