August 1, 2014 10:32 AM EDT

Going to see Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana this weekend? Then be sure to stick around for the after-credits scene, which the film indeed has.

There was some talk earlier this week that Guardians skipped that oh-so-well-known of Marvel Studios traditions, but those rumors only came about because the post-credits scene wasn’t included in most pre-screenings of the film. Despite those early rumors, a leaked video that’s zipping around the web (we won’t link to it here) is all but proof that you should stick around after the credits roll.

Want to know more about Guardians of the Galaxy before heading to theaters? Here’s 10 things you should know, and be sure to read TIME’s review by Richard Corliss.


That Guardians has a post-credits scene makes plenty of sense. Thanos, a perennial Big Bad in the Marvel Universe, was first introduced to moviegoers in a brief post-credits scene for 2012’s The Avengers. Thanos plays a pretty major role in Guardians of the Galaxy, including his first lines of any real substance. It’s clear by the end of the movie that while they may be lesser-known, the fate of the Guardians characters do and will continue to intertwine with that of the more recognizable Avengers.

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