If you were hoping to catch a massive reveal or set up in one of the post-credits scenes in Terminator: Dark Fate, you might not want to hold your breath. In a recent round of interviews with Fandango in support of the relaunch's premiere next week, Dark Fate director Tim Miller revealed the movie won't have any post-credits scenes saying, "I love it, but I think it's a uniquely Marvel thing. So no."
Though the extended storytelling in the credits wasn't necessarily something invented by Marvel, the Burbank-based studio took the format by the horns with its Marvel Cinematic Universe starting in 2008. With the exception of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, each of the studio's movies has at least one — often times two — post-credits scenes that either try to tie up loose ends left when the movies end or by setting up a future installment in the MCU.
While most fans might notice it as a "Marvel thing" per se, several other studios have adapted the extra format as of late. This year alone, Hobbs & Shaw, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, The Hustle, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Shazam! each had a mid-credits or post-credits scene. Other major movies within the fast few years to implement extra scenes include Aquaman, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Disaster Artist, It, Kong: Skull Island, Moana, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and Suicide Squad.
According to Endgame director Joe Russo, it was "never in the cards" to have a post-credits scene in that certain movie because of the finality of it all.
"It was never in the cards," Russo admitted to USA TODAY. "It was called 'Endgame' for a reason. This is it. This is the ending. The book is closed on that chapter of the Marvel universe and a new book will get written."
The synopsis for Terminator: Dark Fate can be found below.
"Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta."
Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters November 1st.
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