Post-credits sequences have been all the rage with blockbuster releases over the last few years, as studios have used them to tease future installments to their expanding universes. With that in mind, most moviegoers probably assumed that Wonder Woman would include a post-credits scene that would tease the DC Extended Universe’s upcoming efforts. But that won’t actually be the case, as producer Charles Roven has now revealed that Wonder Woman won’t include additional footage.
“I’m not going to say we’d never do one…. There was one in Suicide Squad. But I don’t think that we want to feel that we’re forced to do something just because we didn’t in the past.”
Charles Roven, who has produced Man Of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and Suicide Squad, made this admission to CinemaBlend while discussing the release of Wonder Woman, which he has produced, too. As Charles Roven pointed out in his above comments, the DC Extended Universe hasn’t been adverse to including a post-credits sequence in its films.
Most recently, it did just that in Suicide Squad, as the additional scene to the film showed Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne meeting up with Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. In this sequence, Bruce Wayne is provided with a folder full of information and details on the metahumans The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, which he gets in exchange for convincing the world that Waller didn’t actually form the Suicide Squad, as she is worried about the repercussions of the group destroying half of Midway City. The group was formed only to try and save the planet from the Enchantress. Before the release of this film, both Man Of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice decided against including post-credits sequences.
Of course, when it comes to post-credits scenes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has reigned supreme. This tradition began all the way back in 2008 with the release of Iron Man, the very first installment to the MCU, which introduced Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. It has continued all the way through to their 15th and most recent release, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. In fact, writer and director James Gunn, with probably some assistance from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, actually created five post-credits sequences for the sequel.
Each of these helped to add to the film that had preceded, teased future characters, including the original line-up of the Guardians Of The Galaxy and the inclusion of Adam Warlock, while, most importantly, one scene finally explained how Stan Lee had been able to cameo in so many of the Marvel movies.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 revealed that Stan Lee was actually a member of The Watchers, a group of extraterrestrials from the Marvel cannon that observes and compiles knowledge of the universe. However, after providing information on nuclear weapons to the Prosilicans, who used it to destroy themselves, the Watchers decided never to interfere again, and simply just watch.
At the end of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Stan Lee was shown telling his fellow Watchers about witnessing scenes in the Iron Man, Avengers, Captain America, Thor, and all of the other Marvel movies. The Watchers were unimpressed and disinterested by his tales, though and decided to move away from Stan Lee. According to Screen Rant, at the press conference for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kevin Feige confirmed that Stan Lee had in fact been playing the same character throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“James [Gunn] had that idea and we shot that cameo and loved it so much, you know, you see it a couple of times in the movie. It wasn’t in for a long time and we put it back in towards the end of the process where he references that time he was a Federal Express agent. We thought it would be fun to put that in there because that really says, so wait a minute, he’s the same character who’s popped up in all these films.”
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