Post-Credits scenes are all the rage in Hollywood these days. Dating back decades, post-credits scenes were always fun, but when Marvel Studios included one on Iron Man in 2008, they became essential. EVERY Marvel Cinematic Universe film has at least one mid-credits or post-credits scene, and these days most have several. Post-credit scenes have also proven to be essential to other movie universes like the MonsterVerse and the superhero genre in general, also becoming commonplace on the X-Men films. DC even included one on Suicide Squad, though there wasn’t one present on the DC Extended Universe film that followed that, Wonder Woman. And now we know why.
Chatting with the Toronto Sun, director Patty Jenkins explained her reasoning behind not including a post-credits scene:
“I’m not always a believer in post-credit scenes. I feel like they make sense if the films are extremely similar. I think if you know the next movie is going to be set in the same world or have the exact same tone, then I think it makes sense. To me, it does not make sense to have a commercial for a completely different style of movie in the credits of another movie. One of my favorite things about the DC Universe is they were super supportive of me doing my own tone, but there’s no other movie that they have that’s of the same tone. So it just felt weird to do some other crossover. Also, the end of the movie was the end. It wasn’t, ‘Tune in later for more.’”
Fair enough. First of all, even with the examples I gave, there is no rule in the guide for making superhero movies or movie universes that says you must have a post-credit scene. It is odd however, that the home video release will contain an extra scene that sort of bridges the gap between Wonder Woman and Justice League; one that was clearly shot to be a post-credit scene.
After all, what else could this scene have been for? Who spends the time and money to shoot such a scene for the special features of a DVD? The decision must have been made closer to the editing process than shooting time, but Jenkins does have a point. Even with the latest Justice League trailer featuring extra Wonder Woman and a lighter tone than before, it still looks to have a very different, darker tone than Wonder Woman. So, again, fair enough, Jenkins. Well played.
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SOURCE: Toronto Sun