Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out next week! You thought Avengers: Age of Ultron was the most over hyped movie ever, which resulted in fans crapping on the film (click here to read more). Episode VII has generated a lot more hype than Age of Ultron and will bring make grown men cry, hopefully. There are many mysteries around the new Star Wars entry and one of them is if the film will be following the post-credit scene trend.
Earlier today at a press conference in Los Angeles, J.J. Abrams was asked whether or not the new Star Wars movie would have any type of post credit scene. Well, Abrams just flat out said:
"No, there's not"
Is This Good or Bad?
I'm sure you could look at this both ways but I am (very) directed towards the side of good, this is not upsetting and there are many reasons for that. First of all, Star Wars has had 6 movies already and none of them had post-credit scenes, so why would they now? Another reason is that the movie after Episode VII is not Episode VIII but Rouge One, an anthology film that takes place right before the beginning of A New Hope. These two upcoming Star Wars movies are almost 50 years apart where the heroes who haven't even sprouted in Episode IV are the mentors, the Yoda's per-say in Episode VII.
One of the bigger reasons is that post credit scenes are Marvel's thing. Not even DC are including post credit scenes in their movies. You could argue that a lot of it has to do with Nolan's influence but if DC started putting them in, that would be another way of copying Marvel at one of their forte's. Marvel movies should always have a post credit scene just like all the previous films as they make sense, further expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What is a simple gag or a short scene of Darth Vader walking through Tantive IV "setting up" Rouge One going to do? If it was going to set up Episode VIII, Lucasfilm and Disney would not want to do give anything away from the movie. You can argue that statement and say that it doesn't have to give anything away, making the scene pointless.
Are you disappointed Lucasfilm didn't include a post credit scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to your galaxy December 18, 2015!