It’s that time of year again where September is stacked with so many returning series across network and cable that we couldn’t possibly feature them all! The 12 series below are all the Certified Fresh returnees this month, including superhero fare, socially-tinged comedies, and primetime mainstays bowing out with their final seasons.Titans 86% (DC Universe)What it is: The series is centered on the titular group of young superheroes — led by none other than Nightwing (formerly Robin of Batman-sidekick fame) — as they save the world from forces that want to end it. This long-in-the-making effort is a welcome addition to DC Comics’ TV footprint. Why you should watch it: Greg Berlanti is the mastermind behind DC Comics’ takeover of the small screen, so you know you’re in good hands for this streaming hit with him and co-creators Akiva Goldsman and Geoff Johns at the helm. The Titans action is slick and laid on thick, and buoyed by a stellar young-Hollywood cast, we can’t wait to see what superhero adventures are in store next. Season 2 premieres Sept. 6 on DC Universe.Where to watch: Amazon, DC Universe, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VuduCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first season)The Deuce 93% (HBO)What it is: From creator David Simon (The Wire), The Deuce deep dives into 1970s Times Square — more specifically, the men and women who turn to sex work to make a living. The Golden Globe–nominated series is a true ensemble piece, with standouts Maggie Gyllenhaal as a prostitute named Candy and James Franco as identical twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino. The next two seasons jump ahead in time, but this is the series’ starting line. Why you should watch it: By transporting us to a gritty world of sex, drugs, and an American Dream that’s foreign to most audiences today, The Deuce further proves Simon’s talent for creating series that are absolutely singular and authentic. Plus, with talent like Gyllenhaal and Franco attached, it certainly ranks within prestige TV’s must-watch club. Season 3 premieres September 9 on HBO.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HBO Now, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 17 hours (for the first two seasons)American Horror Story 77% (FX)What it is: Now going into its ninth season, the spooky anthology series is a favorite of critics and audiences alike. Previous seasons featured haunted houses, witches, vampires, crazed killers, and every manner of unhinged human. Why you should watch it: You don’t have to watch every season of American Horror Story to catch up for season 9, but don’t you want to!? The acclaimed anthology series is known for being as campy as it is horrific. The upcoming season, American Horror Story: 1984, is set in a summer camp that’s being devastated by a mental hospital escapee named Mr. Jingles. It’s also the first season in which AHS mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are not expected to play a role. 1984 premieres Sept. 18 on FX.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 78 hours (for the first eight seasons)black-ish 92% (ABC)What it is: Funnyman Anthony Anderson stars as Dre Johnson, a black, upper-middle-class family man who — in a predominantly white neighborhood, school, and culture — still wants his kids to retain a sense of black identity.Why you should watch it: Creator Kenya Barris is one of those writers who just goes there. Even in what some would call the confines of network TV, he has conjured stories the last five seasons in the sitcom structure that are resonant, timely, and fearless. Plus, they’ll make you laugh, too! Tracy Ellis Ross and Anderson are especially show-stealing. With Barris now at Netflix and Courtney Lilly promoted to showrunner, we expect more of the same high quality when season 6 premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 43 hours (for the first five seasons)The Conners 93% (ABC)What it is: Revisiting one of the most famous families on network TV after over 20 years off the air, The Conners stars Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman, and the rest of the original clan (minus Roseanne Barr) and is as insightful and heartwarming as ever.Why you should watch it: The Conners is just one of the several series on this months’ list that’s been beleaguered by off-screen controversy. After the renewal and cancellation of original sitcom, Roseanne, this series found its groove and audience without Barr. Telling it like it is for working class, family-first Americans, it resonates wide in today’s times while making us laugh like always.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 4 hours (for the first season)Empire 84% (Fox)What it is: A family drama of Shakespearean proportions, Empire charts the various rises and falls of the Lyon family — for starters, those of patriarch Lucious (Terrence Howard), a hip-hop mogul who’s in the process of choosing an heir to his musical throne.Why you should watch it: Nothing short of a phenomenon upon its premiere in 2015, Empire is classic Lee Daniels: engrossingly soapy, slightly camp, meticulously performed, and endlessly entertaining. Taraji P. Henson does some of the best work of her career as the scene-stealing and wig-snatching Cookie Lyon. She alone is worth the watch, but it helps that she has an excellent ensemble at her back, led by Howard who acts as the very best foil to her scheming. You probably saw Empire catching capital-D Dramatic headlines earlier this year, and we’re sure there’s more due onscreen upon the season 6 premiere Sept. 24 on Fox.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 63 hours (for the first five seasons)This Is Us 93% (NBC)What it is: Dan Fogelman’s hit family drama tells the story of siblings Kate, Kevin, and Randall in the present day while recounting their parents’ Jack and Rebecca’s own story through pregnancy and raising them in the early-to-mid 1980s.Why you should watch it: Not since Parenthood has a network drama so broadly and successfully portrayed complicated family dynamics. Through its use of creative narrative devices and excellent ensemble performances, This Is Us earns its praise (and your tears). The series is already renewed through season 6, so now is the time catch up on its first three rounds before season 4 premieres Sept. 24 on NBC.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 40 hours (for the first three seasons)The Good Place 97% (NBC)What it is: Talk about a creative spin on the afterlife! Kristen Bell stars as the recently deceased Eleanor Shellstrop, who by some glitch in the system ends up in the “Good Place,” a Utopian haven for those who served their lives on Earth with grace that was designed by Ted Danson’s Michael. Thing is: Eleanor doesn’t actually fit the bill of admittance and has to keep her righteous new friends fooled if she wants to stick around.Why you should watch it: The Good Place is certainly among the best network comedies of recent memory. An always-charming Bell and TV royalty Danson play off of each other in a way that — what the fork!? — simply works. The series was this year recognized with an Emmy nomination for best comedy series for the first time. Season 4 premieres Sept. 24 on NBC. Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 5 hours (for the first three seasons)How to Get Away With Murder 88% (ABC)What it is: Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) is a criminal defense attorney and professor teaching a group of talented — and curiously attractive — law students how to defend the accused, all while tangling them up in a real-life murder mystery of their own. Buckle up!Why you should watch it: Davis if one of the industry’s most heralded and decorated actors. The trailblazing Oscar winner, who was recently announced to play former First Lady Michelle Obama, became a household name with her role on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Annalise is a complicated and complex antiheroine who has earned David an Emmy, and her performance, matched with the trademark twists and soap of Shondaland Productions (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) and an impressive, young ensemble, has been reason enough to come back year after year. The series’ sixth and final season premieres Sept. 26 on ABC.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 55 hours (for the first five seasons)Young Sheldon (CBS)What it is: We all know that The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon has a one-of-a-kind genius mind, but did you ever wonder just what he was like as a kid? Young Sheldon answers that question and then some while charting the nine-year-old boy-genius’s life.Why you should watch it: Young Sheldon provides something that we haven’t seen before: a reinterpretation of a beloved multi-camera sitcom character as a single-camera, family-friendly, and heartwarming dramedy. Better yet, because this is a prologue series to Jim Parson’s Sheldon, our protagonist’s mother, Mary, is played by Zoe Perry, the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who, in a small-screen first, stars as the same character on The Big Bang Theory. Season 3 premieres Sept. 26 on CBS.Where to watch: Amazon, CBS All Access, FandangoNOW, Google Play, MicrosoftCommitment: Approx. 15 hours (for the first two seasons)Fresh Off the Boat 94% (ABC)What it is: Set in the 1990s and loosely adapted from celebrity chef Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name, Fresh Off the Boat follows a first-generation Taiwanese family who picks up from their Chinatown home in Washington, D.C., and heads south to Orlando, Florida, where father Louis Huang (Randall Park) opens a Country-Western steakhouse.Why you should watch it: A refreshing take on Asian Americans for the small screen? Check. Well-earned laughs from a trio of talented young actors? Check. A heaping dose of ’90s nostalgia? Check. And the combined powers of the hilarious Park and Constance Wu (of Crazy Rich Asians fame)? Check and check. Need we say more? Season 6 premieres Sept. 27 on ABC.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 37 hours (for the first five seasons)Transparent 90% (Amazon Prime)What it is: Jill Soloway’s acclaimed family comedy is much more than clever wordplay. This affecting story of a father, Mort Pfefferman, who comes out as transgender and begins transitioning as Maura is about the transitory nature of life for all members of the Pfefferman clan (and, yes, the importance of being honest and transparent with those you love as well as with yourself).Why you should watch it: Transparent is unlike anything you’ve ever seen on TV. It has been overshadowed in recent years due to an off-set controversy and eventual removal of star Jeffrey Tambor, but as an opening act to its musical series finale, the Pfefferman family is worth revisiting before their long-awaited return and feature-film length goodbye on Sept. 27 on Amazon Prime.Where to watch it: Amazon, Google Play, VuduCommitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the first four seasons)Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
nny and A Penny for Your Thoughts productions.“I’m really excited to bring my point of view to late-night television and have felt nothing but support creatively from HBO and A Penny For Your Thoughts,” Jay said. “So everyone wear your mask and vote so I can make my TV show! Thaaaanks!”Jay, who has appeared on Broad City and Nobodies, released her first comedy special, 3 in the Morning, on Netflix in August.Lorne Michaels Producing New Musical Comedy Series with SNL Stars for Apple TV+(Photo by courtesy Apple TV+/Krista Schlueter (Kristin Chenoweth), Cliff Lipson/CBS (Keegan-Michael Key), Robb Klassen (Ariana DeBose), Steve Vaccariello (Alan Cumming), Martina Tolot (Dove Cameron), Catherine Opie (Fred Armisen), Fer Piña (Jaime Camil))And more Saturday Night Live-related news this week, the week of the seminal comedy series’ 46th season premiere: SNL papa Lorne Michaels is executive producing a still-untitled musical comedy for Apple TV+ that will feature SNL-ers Cecily Strong and Fred Armisen, as well as Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Jane Krakowski, Kristen Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil, and Ann Harada.The series, created by Despicable Me writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, will revolve around a couple who goes backpacking to spice up the relationship. They find themselves in an initially charming town where everyone acts like they’re in a 1940s musical, and find they can’t leave until they find true love.Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) will direct the series, while Strong will also serve as a producer on the show, and Paul will be the series showrunner and write all the original music. The series is set to debut next year.And in yet one more bit of SNL news – perhaps the best SNL news ever – every episode of every season of the show is now streaming on Peacock. Every. Single. Episode. Which one will you look up first?NEW TRAILERS: Borat Returns!Very nice! Amazon Prime Video has picked up the next Borat movie, specifically, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Sacha Baron Cohen, Oscar nominated for writing on 91% Certified Fresh film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, returns to the role that cultivates enemies for the actor worldwide.More trailers and teasers released this week:• Big Sky is David E. Kelley’s mystery drama about the disappearance of two sisters who were kidnapped by a truck driver, and the private detectives and cops fighting over the investigation. Starring Ryan Phillippe, Kylie Bunbury, Katheryn Winnick, and John Carroll Lynch. Premieres Nov. 17 (ABC)• Fear the Walking Dead season 6 stars Lennie James, Garrett Dillahunt, Colman Domingo, and Alycia Debnam-Carey, Jenna Elfman, Austin Amelio, and Colby Minafie. Premieres Oct. 11 (AMC)• Belushi is R.J. Cutler’s documentary about the late, great Saturday Night Live, Animal House, and Blues Brothers star John Belushi. Premieres Nov. 22 (Showtime)• Supernatural, the series’ 15th and final season, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, premieres Oct. 8 (The CW)• His House is a horror movie about a couple who escape war-torn Sudan, only to find their new British home is filled with evil. Stars Wunmi Mosaku, and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, and Matt Smith and premieres on Oct. 30 (Netflix)• Supermarket Sweep is a remake of the classic ‘90s game show, this time hosted by Leslie Jones. Premieres Oct. 18 (ABC)• Holidate is a romantic comedy about two strangers who agree to be each other’s regular plus-one for holiday events so their friends and families will stop trying to matchmake for them. Starring Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Frances Fisher, and Kristin Chenoweth, premieres on Oct. 28 (Netflix)• Vampires vs. The Bronx is a comedy horror movie about a group of teenagers who are forced to protect their NYC neighborhood when it’s invaded by vampires. Stars Method Man, Chris Redd, Jaden Michael, Shea Whigham, and The Kid Mero and premieres on Oct. 2 (Netflix)• David Byrne’s American Utopia is a filmed version of the titular musician’s 2019 Broadway show, featuring his music and directed and produced by Spike Lee. Premieres Oct. 17 (HBO Max)• Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, season 1, is a CGI series based on the Resident Evil game series and starring Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy. Premieres in 2021 (Netflix)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Hamilton Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Is Starring in Girls5eva, Tina Fey’s Pop Star Comedy at Peacock(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IFP)Grammy and Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry will star in the upcoming Peacock comedy Girls5eva, from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino. Goldsberry will join previously announced star Sara Bareilles in the story of a one-hit-wonder girls group from the ‘90s who try for comeback.Mahershala Ali, Angela Davis, T.T. Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith, Olivia Washington, and Ta-Nahesi Coates have joined the cast of the HBO adaptation of Coates’ Between the World and Me, which will premiere on Nov. 21. The cast already includes Angela Bassett, Jharrel Jerome, Joe Morton, Wendell Pierce, and Oprah Winfrey.Tom Sturridge is reportedly the leading contender for the title role in the Netflix series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel The Sandman. (Collider)Dwayne Johnson and NBC have set the cast for Young Rock, the network’s Johnson-produced comedy about his formative years. Adrian Groulx will play the 10-year-old Dwayne, Bradley Constant will play the 15-year-old Dwayne, and Uli Latukefu will play him from 18-20, when he is being recruited to play football on a scholarship at the University of Miami. Adult cast members include Stacey Leilua as Johnson’s mom, Joseph Lee Anderson as his dad (wrestling legend Rocky Johnson), and Ana Tuisila as his grandma. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2021.Lisa Edelstein will join the cast of 9-1-1: Lone Star, playing Gwyneth, the ex-wife of Rob Lowe’s Owen Strand. The actress played Lowe’s love interest on The West Wing. (Deadline)Basil Eidenbenz will play Eskel in the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher, taking over for Thue Ersted Rasmussen, who had to drop out of the role because of scheduling conflicts caused by the pandemic.Gotham star Alex Morf will return to Gotham City to reprise his role as villain Victor Zsasz in Season 2 of The CW’s Batwoman. (EW)The Resident star Erinn Westbrook is joining the cast of Riverdale, where she’ll play Pop Tate’s ambitious granddaughter, Tabitha, who wants to take over Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe and franchise it. (Deadline)Scrubs star Judy Reyes and ER star Parminder Nagra will guest star as – what else – doctor colleagues of Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) on the Season 7 premiere of Black-ish. (EW)PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Conan The Barbarian Live-Action Series Set for Netflix(Photo by Universal Pictures)Netflix is developing a live-action TV series about Conan the Barbarian, the character created by writer Robert E. Howard, and played on the big-screen by Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured). Netflix has the rights to create Conan movies and TV series, live-action and animated. No cast, writers, showrunner, or directors are yet attached to the project. (Deadline)Another movie being developed as a series: A Fistful of Dollars, the spaghetti Western that launched Clint Eastwood’s film career. Mark Gordon Pictures is behind the adaptation, which doesn’t have a home yet, but Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is in talks to pen it. The movie, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, revolves around Eastwood’s “Man With No Name,” who arrives in a violent town and uses his brains to trick the local thugs to destroy each other. Eastwood played the same role in two other movies, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, so there should be plenty of material for the series. (Deadline)Hilary Clinton is developing an anthology drama for The CW, with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The Woman’s Hour will be based on author Elaine Weiss’s book, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, and will shed light on the ferocious battle to ratify the 19th Amendment, the 100th anniversary of which was commemorated in August. Each season of the series would celebrate individuals responsible for changing that history.ABC is developing two drama series with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Acts of Crime is a “unique spin” on crime procedurals, written and directed by Esmail with Esmail and Esmail Corp’s Chad Hamilton as executive producers. The other series is known only as “Untitled CDC Project.” Both shows are set up at NBCUniversal’s UCP studio.New Disney+ Feature Allows Socially-Distanced Watch Parties(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)Perfect for Mulan and Hamilton watch parties during the socially-distanced holidays: like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video, Disney+ now has a watch party feature. Called GroupWatch, which allows users of the streaming service to sync up the same program and watch together.A First Look at the New Batwoman in Costume View this post on Instagram Look out, Gotham, I m suited up and ready to go But just wait until Ryan Wilder puts her own spin on the Batsuit. @cwbatwomanA post shared by Javicia Leslie (@javicia) on Sep 25, 2020 at 6:02pm PDT
(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)In the short term, Black Widow is set to appear in her own feature film within the next few years. And just about every line between Nat and Clint (Jeremy Renner) in Endgame suggests Hawkeye will be along for that ride. Consequently, our early guess that the film will be a prequel focusing on her recruitment by S.H.I.E.L.D. seems more and more likely. Unless, in some bizarre twist, it will also feature Clint trying to rescue her from her fate. As it will be a Phase 4 film, it has to tie to something in the present-day story. Nat’s Endgame death makes Black Widow all the more exciting because we now have this question: how does it fit into the post-Infinity Saga tapestry?Similarly, the continued end states for Vision and Loki would seemingly impact their upcoming Disney+ limited series. Will they be set in the Infinity Saga era or define new places for them in Phase 4? Considering Elizabeth Olsen’s recent tease that WandaVision will see the characters in a “1950s” setting, it is easy to image the program will take its cue from Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta s phenomenal 2017 Vision series and see Wanda (Olsen) recreate the android for an anachronistic, domestic life. But considering that series ends with all of Vision s dreams broken or on fire, we imagine Wanda’s dream life will end in similar flames.(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)Loki, on the other hand, presents a more interesting case. While the MCU version we met in the first Thor picture is still dead, the one who escaped with the Tesseract in the middle of Endgame is presumably out in the wild and is the one we will see in the forthcoming Loki series, which is reportedly set to feature the the God of Mischief creating trouble across history. This version of the character is still a villain lacking the emotional growth of the character we saw in Thor: Ragnarok and Infinity War. If he does prove to be the focus of the limited series, it will certainly be more interesting. And considering audiences forgive him for a lot of heinous acts, the program could even attempt to test their gracious attitudes toward the charming trickster.And while not a death, we imagine Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) ultimate Endgame state will precipitate a title change for Disney+ s Falcon and the Winter Solider to something more succinct, like Captain America.Oh, and Tony? Let’s just assume we’ll see him again in 2028 for the 20th Anniversary Marvel Studios film, resurrected to counter whatever threat the collective heroes are facing in that moment.Time Is Immutable, Except When It Isn’t: Time Travel Just Changed EverythingWith all its joking criticism of Back to the Future, Endgame seemingly sides with the notion that time is an immutable series of events, and changes to the past will create a new timeline while the time-traveler causing those changes returns to their original, unchanged present.OK, yeah, that’s confusing. To simplify: Loki’s Endgame escape does not change Thor’s experiences with him in Thor: The Dark World, Ragnarok, or Infinity War because time cannot be altered. The escaped Loki in Endgame is part of one of those tangent realities the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) warned Hulk about. This is why Tony could unmake the Thanos from 2014 without erasing the events of Guardians of the Galaxy or any of the subsequent films. All of it still happened. This is also why Nebula could shoot her past self without it affecting her present-day form.(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)If you can wrap your head around the notion of an unchangeable past, Endgame s rules about time travel are simple enough. Certainly simpler than the temporal mechanics of film and television series like The Terminator, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who, or even various X-Men stories across comics, television, and film.And then we get to Endgame’s closing moments, with an aged Steve Rogers, who clearly took the slow path back to his friends after dropping off the Infinity Stones in their original places in time. If time is immutable, then he gets to live his life with Peggy (Hayley Atwell) without altering the timeline. Like Loki, he creates another tangent reality. But his very appearance to hand off his shield and identity to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) means the timeline is not as secure as Hulk, Tony, or even the Ancient One assumed it to be. Unless, of course, he found a way to use Loki s Tesseract (in combination with the Time Stone) to cross timelines.But it seems more likely that Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) was right all along and the rules from Back to the Future are in play (it s no accident the team breaks all of them across the plot of Endgame). Back in Marvel Comics, time travel only ever delays the inevitable. The dark reality from “Days of Future Past” always threatens to reappear in the X-Men s future while Cable’s many attempts to prevent Apocalypse’s reign some centuries from now only leads to some other character taking the External’s place in that grim future. But in almost all cases, time travel does indeed alter the timeline.(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)The older Steve’s presence in Endgame indicates that time in the MCU is also malleable. To borrow a line from The Flash, the timeline can be changed and that may prove to be as big of a threat as the Infinity Stones themselves – especially as all you need is some Pym Particles and a little know-how to invade the past and alter history. And even if time is solid, those tangent realities the Ancient One feared could pose some threat in Phase 4.No Stinger Scenes? Like, Forever?Now this one was a big shock for anyone who was ready for just a little bit more MCU after 183 minutes: Endgame features no mid-credit or post-credit stinger scenes, a first for a Marvel Studios picture. Considering the stinger scene’s proliferation across other studios, it is possible Marvel will drop them entirely from here on out. It would be a bold move and make all our Phase 4 speculations wilder, because Marvel would not be teasing the Next Big Thing as soon as its current release ends. Imagine an Ant-Man without that Captain America: Civil War moment or Thor: Ragnarok without the cut to Thanos’s massive ship. And even without the Next Big Thing to tease, post-credit stingers offer a nice final thought – like the shawarma scene at the end of Marvel’s Avengers or Captain America’s speech about patience after the Spider-Man: Homecoming’s credits.In some ways, it’s fitting, then, that Spider-Man: Far From Home will answer this meta-cliffhanger. If it features a stinger, then we know the practice is here to stay in Phase 4. And, presumably, that stinger will itself be the first few moments of that new phase.Avengers: Endgame is in theaters everywhere (but you already knew that)