When it comes to blockbusters these days, you leave your movie at your own peril once the credits start to roll. What traditionally was the end of the movie is now only the prelude to the end of the movie, and now it’s customary for blockbuster franchises to squeeze in little scenes to tease the next film in the franchise. None of the other Star Wars movies bothered with this, and the only one that comes close is if you wait until the end of the The Phantom Menace credits you can hear Darth Vader’s breathing, which is a nice touch, but certainly doesn’t tell you anything about Attack of the Clones.
During today’s press conference for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a conference in which none of the press had seen the film because it wasn’t screened for them, J.J. Abrams revealed that while other franchises can load up on stingers, once the credits roll his movie, you don’t have to worry about leaving the theater because the movie’s over. There is no mid-credits or post-credits scene.
Of course, maybe we’ll all be so blown away that we’ll be immobilized in our seats, unable to leave as our minds try to process the greatness we just saw. That’s another reason for not leaving the theater when a movie ends.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens also stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. It will be released in U.S. theaters on December 18th.
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