Does Wonder Woman have an after-credits scene to keep moviegoers in the seat until the very end?
The latest movie in the D.C. Expanded Universe is set to be released this weekend with some giant box office expectations and the strength of some excellent reviews, but with a long running time there are also plenty of questions about whether there’s a spoiler hidden at the very end.
For those who never thought to stay beyond the credits, the after-credits scene is one that plays at the very end of the movie, once all the credits have stopped rolling. These scenes usually resolve a lingering plot line, or in the case of movie series they offer a glimpse of one of the coming installations.
The Marvel movies have perfected this format, including not one but two after-credits scenes in each of their movies that show a hint of new characters or plot lines coming ahead. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the latest movie in the series, had a total of five scenes during and after the credits.
But the D.C. Expanded Universe hasn’t been as keen on these scenes, and that appears to be the case with the latest movie. Reports indicate that Wonder Woman does not have an after-credits scene, though that doesn’t mean it’s free from Easter eggs giving a glimpse at future movies.
And even without an after-credits scene, moviegoers heading out to Wonder Woman will still see some hints of the next movie to come for D.C., Justice League. That includes an Easter Egg paying homage to Wonder Woman’s role in the Justice League animated series, Movie Pilot noted.
In turn, the early trailers for the November release of Justice League has given some hints about the role Wonder Woman will play. Movie Pilot compiled some of these Easter eggs together, including an homage to the classic program that introduced Wonder Woman to wide audiences.
There will likely be a huge audience looking for the Easter eggs in Wonder Woman. The movie just achieved a “Certified Fresh” rating of 95 percent from Rotten Tomatoes, an increasingly important measure in an age when the audience for summer blockbusters has dwindled compared to the past decade or so.
The movie is projected to make between $90 million and $100 million in its opening weekend, and as Variety noted there are also plenty of headlines about the movie’s against-the-grain superhero.
“The gender politics at play for the film are — brace yourself for an understatement — loaded. Of the 19 superhero movies released featuring Marvel and DC Comics properties since their respective cinematic universes launched in 2008, zero have featured a female character in the leading role. The Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas made headlines for planning a “No Guys Allowed” screening of the movie, which sparked backlash, then backlash to the backlash, ad infinitum. Politics have come into play as well — Lebanon decided to ban all screenings of the film due to Gadot’s Israeli heritage.”
While these quasi-controversies may not be directly drawing in fans, any press could be good press for a movie with such high critical marks and buzz going into its release.
So even though moviegoers who head out to Wonder Woman won’t get to see an after-credits scene, they will still get plenty of hints at the next movie in the series.
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