Why Wonder Woman Didn't Have a Post-Credits Scene

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In this age of shared cinematic universes, it's increasingly common for a franchise-building superhero films to include at least one post-credits scene, as popularized by Marvel Studios. However, of the four installments in Warner Bros.' fledgling DC Extended Universe, only Suicide Squad featured such a scene. Maybe that's because, in the words of Chris McKay, Warner Bros. is a director-driven studio. However, in the case of Wonder Woman, it's simply that director Patty Jenkins thought such a stinger was unnecessary.

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"I’m not always a believer in post-credit scenes," Jenkins told the Toronto Sun. "I feel like they make sense if the films are extremely similar. I think if you know the next movie is going to be set in the same world or have the exact same tone, then I think it makes sense. To me, it does not make sense to have a commercial for a completely different style of movie in the credits of another movie. One of my favourite things about the DC Universe is they were super supportive of me doing my own tone, but there’s no other movie that they have that’s of the same tone. So it just felt weird to do some other crossover. Also, the end of the movie was the end. It wasn’t, ‘Tune in later for more.’"

While some fans may have been disheartened by the absence of such a stinger, Jenkins reiterated there's certainly no shortage of additional content for those that purchase the film on Blu-ray.

"There’s so much material on the Blu-ray I kind of can’t believe it," she said. "There’s almost an entire feature documentary on the making of the movie. For the people who loved the movie it is really interesting because there’s a lot of behind the scenes content on there, but the blooper reel is hilarious, there’s an extra epilogue scene with Etta Candy that we did for the home video release. Sometimes people look at the Blu-ray and it’s like, ‘I don’t know.’ But if you enjoyed the movie there’s a lot on it."

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Available now on digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy. You can catch Wonder Woman in action next in Justice League, which arrives on Nov. 17. The Wonder Woman sequel is set to hit theaters on Dec. 13, 2019.

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