During the Credits
Select scenes from the trilogy play in a comic book style layout during the the first two minutes of credits for Iron Man 3. After approximately another 6:45 of normal credits crawl, the audio for the post-credits extra scene begins about 10-15 seconds before the credits end.
After the Credits
Just like the first and second film, there is an extra stinger after the credits of Iron Man 3. It lasts for over a minute. Check out full details below and spoilers regarding who shows up in the extra scene.
The extra scene begins with Tony Stark on a couch talking about his various traumas. As the camera moves, it reveals that the person he’s talking to and who is supposed to be listening is Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), who has fallen asleep during the therapy session. Bruce drops his pencil, which wakes him up. Bruce tries to recover, but Tony catches him “actively napping” and asks Bruce, “Where did I lose you?” Bruce says, “Elevator in Switzerland” (referring to the beginning of the movie). Tony asks, “So you heard nothing?” Bruce then apologizes and explains, “I’m not that kind of doctor. I’m not a therapist. It’s not my training. I– I don’t have the…” Tony interjects and asks, “What? The time?” Bruce replies, “Temperament.” Tony says, “You know, now that I think about it… Oh, God, my original wound. 1983, all right? I’m fourteen years old, and I still have a nanny? That is weird.” As Tony proceeds to start over from his earlier and newly remembered memory, Bruce tilts his head back in exasperation.
Special thanks to Dominic Kwaczynski for the stinger submission!