'Hitman: Agent 47' Spoilery End-Credits Scene Revealed

– by Joseph Medina

The next big trend is on its way, guys! Sure, comic book movies are all the rage right now (and they may be for quite some time), but video games are poised to hit it on the big screen soon enough. Yes, it's faced decades of failed attempts, but we can't forget that superhero flicks faced similar problems in the decades prior to the Golden Age we now live in. With that in mind, and given how many failed attempts Hollywood has already had, it's only a matter of time before they strike gold. It's very possible that with "Hitman: Agent 47," the age of the video game film is about to begin.

Sure, there's already been a failed attempt at adapting this franchise (and it was terrible), but one look at the red band trailer, and it's clear that the filmmakers are going for something special. Rather than simply stealing the name and/or tone of the video game series, they seem to be taking actual story elements from the game and actually adapting them to the big screen (e.g., the whole cloning aspect that was largely ignored in the first "Hitman" film). To top it all off, Fox seems to be playing the long game with this franchise, locking down Rupert Friend for multiple films, as well as alluding to future events in the end-credits scene. 

According to Screen Rant, in true Marvel fashion, there will be some big reveal at the tail end of the flick if you stick around. Obviously, if you don't want to be spoiled, best to leave now or forever live with the consequences.

SPOILER ALERT!

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So it looks like the scene will feature the character Mark Parchezzi III (aka The Albino), an iconic villain from the video game series that fans will likely recognize. Like Agent 47 himself, The Albino is a clone. Created by The Franchise (a group of assassins), The Albino is their most advanced clone, and something of a foil to our Agent 47. While the character doesn't look anything like Agent 47, his clothes are such that they mirror 47's look.

The Albino takes on Agent 47

The Albino takes on Agent 47

So why is this end-credits scene so important?

The implication here is that Fox isn't messing around with this franchise, and is working hard on a sequel film. This isn't too surprising. We live in an age of franchises, so any studio working with a property with a hint of franchise potential would be foolish not to capitalize on this. All the same, it's incredibly reassuring to see that studios are becoming more and more serious about adapting these video game franchises. I can't say whether or not this film will be any good, or that it actually will kick off things, but I can say that I am optimistic for the genre to take off very soon. The idea of this end-credits scene is a hint of what's to come.

What are your thoughts on this revelation? Are you looking forward to "Hitman: Agent 47?" Let us know in the comments down below.

SOURCE: Screen Rant

Film Hitman: Agent 47, Rupert Friend, 20th Century Fox, Video Game Adaptation