Now that Wonder Woman is in theaters, you might be wondering if you really have to sit through all 141 minutes of the movie, until the very last credit scrolls past the screen. Unlike Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, with its five end credit scenes, you do not have to watch the credits. Yes, there really is nothing once they start. It’s over. You can go home right away.
Producer Charles Roven confirmed to Cinema Blend that the film will not have an end credits scene. Although Suicide Squad had a mid-credits sequence, Roven said there’s been no pressure from Warner Bros. to make this a habit for DC Extended Universe movies.
“I’m not going to say we’d never do one. … There was one in Suicide Squad. But I don’t think that we want to feel that we’re forced to do something just because we didn’t in the past,” Roven told Cinema Blend.
There was no post-credit sequence for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although considering that movie was over two and a half hours, it would have been really hard to ask people to wait for a post-credits scene. Instead of a post-credit scene though, we had to sit through a story-halting sequence where Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) just watched videos of the other Justice League members in action.
The post-credits scene fad began with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003. It really came into its own with the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, with Fox’s X-Men movies later joining in the fun. Even Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island had a post-credit scene. There was also a post-credits scene for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Guardians 2 really pushed the envelope with its scenes though. The movie featured five quick scenes, many of which were just gags. There was thankfully one scene though that teased where the next movie will go though.
Wonder Woman was directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot as the title character, with Chris Pine, Robin Wright and David Thewlis. Unlike the last two DC movies, it has earned rave reviews. The next DC Comics movie is Justice League, which opens in November.
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