Chris Pratt returns to "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" to portray Star-Lord once more. YouTube/Marvel Entertainment

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is quite known amongst fans for its post-credits scenes which hint at what may be expected in other upcoming Marvel film projects. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the latest entry in the MCU, boasts not one but five post-credits scenes. While the initial post-credits scene count was at four, director James Gunn later clarified this on Twitter and stated that the film actually features five bonus scenes.

The announcement on Twitter was in response to Screen Rant’s initial report of the film having four post-credit scenes following the media screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in select cities. Following Gunn’s reply, the report was later amended accordingly.

According to Collider, three of the bonus scenes lean towards a more lighthearted and humour-filled approach. One scene gives away more substantial bonuses, so it’s one that fans need to keep their eyes on once the film hits theatres. The credits themselves contain some fun teasers that may delight many viewers, so it’s yet another aspect of the movie to pay attention to.

As to what the fifth post-credits scene pertains to is still unknown, especially since most media outlets had only listed the initial count to four bonus scenes. It is speculated that this final bonus may be a teaser for what may be set up next in the MCU. This definitely ups the ante and makes the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” a highly-anticipated one, perhaps more than it already was.

Previous “Guardians of the Galaxy” news had Gunn announcing that he will be returning to the director’s chair for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” The director explained that the aforementioned movie will be taking place after “Avengers: Infinity War” and will set the stage for the future of the MCU.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is slated to premiere on April 25, 2017. The film is a direct sequel to the 2014 box-office hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” and will have Chris Pratt reprising his role as Peter Quill (also known as Star-Lord), who finds himself discovering more about his true parentage. Zoe Saldana returns as Gamora with Dave Bautista returning as Drax the Destroyer. Also coming back for the sequel are Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, who portray Groot and Rocket respectively.