Thanks to studios like Marvel, it seems that no film franchise is complete without a post-credits teaser to set up the next installment. However, the director of one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2015, “Star Wars: the Force Awakens,” has confirmed that he won’t be buying into this new filmmaking fad.
Speaking at a press event for the upcoming movie, director J.J. Abrams was asked if “The Force Awakens” will help set up the package of new movies with some kind of Easter-egg or end-credits tag. Not one to leave fans wondering, Abrams very simply answered in the negative.
“No, all of the scenes are actually in the movie,” he said (via HitFix).
Despite the success that Marvel, another Disney unit, has seen with end-credits teasers, none of the previous “Star Wars” films have relied on one and the director apparently didn’t want to break that tradition in “Episode 7.” However, there has never been a time when more “Star Wars” was on the docket for theater audiences. It was previously revealed that, in addition to another two films that will act as sequels to “The Force Awakens,” every other year a standalone film that takes place within the world of “Star Wars” will be released. These standalone features will kick off with Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One.”
With all the confusion surrounding the franchise’s film release schedule, CinemaBlend previously reported the rumor that “The Force Awakens” would include some kind of tag that would tie the events of “The Force Awakens” in with “Rogue One.” However, it appears that rumor has been officially put to bed thanks to Abrams’ comments. The outlet noted at the time that it would be a very strange choice for the director if he decided to include a post-credits tag given that the events of “The Force Awakens” will have no bearing on “Rogue One,” which takes place several years in the past.
While it's polite to stay for the credits at a movie, considering that everyone whose name scrolls by worked hard to make the film, the reality is most people start leaving as soon as the lights in the theater come back on. Fortunately for those who don’t have the time to sit through the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” credits, there’s nothing waiting for them after the scroll is complete.