As rumors continue to whirl like a Tatooine sandstorm around [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158), an interesting (if a little outlandish) tidbit has surfaced, via Schmoes Know, where an unnamed source claims that The Force Awakens will keep fans in their seats after the ending fanfare with a post-credits scene.
This particular portion of the rumor does seem to line up with the practices of Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm's sister company through Disney. Marvel creates post- and mid-credits scenes, often to plant plot devices for future films or tease a new character that will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But in the case of this post-credits scene, the rumored focus will be promoting Rogue One, a film that takes place over thirty years before The Force Awakens, before the events of A New Hope.
Where many of Marvel's post-credits scenes exist in sequence, it just seems like a strange move to promote the film this early in the production process, and especially a Star Wars film. So, while believable, the rumor does shake the stubborn traditionalist within this writer. Take it with a grain of salt.