Spoilers for episode 1 of Ms Marvel follow.
Marvel has taken its first big step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The fan-favorite superhero TV show has finally launched on Disney Plus – and it’s wasting no time finding its place in Marvel’s giant franchise.
Like this? Well, Ms Marvel’s opening episode contains an easter egg that directly references Spider-Man: No Way Home. Not only that, but the Disney Plus show makes that connection in a post-credits scene. Yes, we are certainly being spoiled by the latest MCU Phase 4 project.
If you need a hand deciphering what goes on in that post-credits stinger, we’re here to help. Below, we’ll show you what happens in this brief scene, who’s involved, and what potentially sets it up for future Ms Marvel episodes.
Be warned: we are diving full spoiler territory for Miss Marvel’s debut from now on. Don’t read past this point unless you’ve seen the first episode of the Disney Plus series, otherwise you’ll ruin the surprise for yourself.
Ms Marvel’s end credits scene explained: who is Agent Cleary working with?
The scene begins with a mysterious woman watching a video of Kamala Khan – aka Ms Marvel – using her superpowers during the first AvengerCon. This is after Khan places his grandmother’s ancient bracelet on his arm, which is imbued with mystical abilities, allowing Khan to stretch his limbs and create energy-based platforms using cosmic powers, and accidentally show off his abilities during a cosplay contest. Captain Marvel.
Understandably, performing such a feat is sure to attract unwanted interest, which is why this unnamed woman is watching the footage on her cell phone. She shows the video to one of her co-workers, saying she’s “never seen powers like this”. Who is the person she is talking to? None other than Agent Cleary (Arian Moayed), a Department of Damage Control (DODC) employee who interrogated Peter Parker in No Way Home about Mysterio’s death.
Replying to his fellow agent, Cleary says that they should “bring her”, i.e. track and arrest Khan to find out how she acquired such superpowers. The scene ends before we find out who Cleary’s co-worker is, but in the end credits sequence, we see her walking past Agent Sadie Deever, who is played by Alysia Reiner from Orange Is The New Black.
There were rumors that Reiner would be playing someone named Deever before Ms Marvel was released on Disney Plus. Given that this speculation has proven to be true, it is likely that another part of these rumors is also correct: that agent Sadie Deever is the leader or at least involved in an organization called NICE.
Miss Marvel Post-Credits Scene: Who Is Agent Deever? And what is NICE?
Unfortunately, there is no comic book equivalent of Agent Deever or a government organization called NICE. advancing.
However, there have been several leaks that point to the roles that Agent Deever and NICE will have in the Marvel TV show. Reputable MCU Insiders, Including The Cosmic Circus (opens in new tab) and MyTimetoShineHello (opens in new tab)teased their respective roles in the proceedings, but this information has yet to be revealed as part of the Ms Marvel storyline.
If you’re interested in learning more about Agent Deever and NICE, we’ll briefly explain their antagonistic roles on the show after the image below. It’s quite a spoiler, though, so check back now if you’d rather not know.
According to MyTimetoShineHello, NICE is a government organization that was created after Avengers: Endgame. It’s dedicated to capturing and imprisoning superpowered people that it deems a danger to the public, which isn’t a huge surprise given Endgame is over.
With more and more superheroes popping up on Earth and across the Marvel Universe, it seems like the US government is scrambling to fight these individuals and nullify them before they can do any major damage. They were already gearing up to keep superheroes in check with the arrival of the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War. A lot has happened in the MCU since then, so it stands to reason that the authorities would want to heavily crack down on any super-powered individuals who could pose a threat to the world.
We’re sure to find out what NICE stands for, as well as learn more about its creation, in a future episode. For now, NICE is certainly targeting Ms Marvel, and without spoiling anything – we’ve seen the first two episodes, so read our spoiler-free review for more – they’re definitely being positioned in a co-antagonist role. Better keep your wits about you, Kamala.