While Guardians of the Galaxy has garnered rave reviews, critics and advanced audiences have been peeved at the fact that Marvel and Disney are withholding the traditional post-credits scene until the film opens this Thursday at Midnight. Well, we don't have to wait that long, as a Russian site has debuted the scene in question for us.

Is there any reason to say "watch this footage at your own risk"? Major SPOILERS! lie ahead...Take a look before its gone:

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As you can see, Howard the Duck does make an appearance in the movie. He is spotted early on, as one of the inhabitants of The Collector's (Benicio Del Toro) museum. Held prisoner, Howard obviously escapes during the big explosion that happens after Star-Lord and Gamora bring The Collector a mysterious orb that is being sought by many different individuals throughout the galaxy.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

B. Alan Orange