Although Wonder Woman didn't contain a post-credits scene, as an increasing number of superhero films do, the dazzling end-credits sequence was undoubtedly enough to keep viewers in their seats until the very end. Now those titles, produced by Greenhaus GFX with director Patty Jenkins, have been officially released online.
The footage, which is available on Art of the Title, contains the full two minutes and 23 seconds, which depict Diana's journey from a young Amazon of Themyscira to a full-fledged hero.
"I feel like for a certain kind of movie it can really bring something to the party and elevate it," Jenkins told the website, explaining her thoughts on title sequences. "I don’t think that they’re always necessary, but when they’re good, when they’re well made, and when they’re in the right place I think they’re an amazing part of the movie. In our case the title sequence almost became the end of the movie in a beautiful way. You’re right at a moment when you wish you had more and it becomes more. It carries forward the story in a way. What the final moment of the film is best at is saying 'Now there’s Wonder Woman, now Wonder Woman is born.' The movie is the journey all the way to Wonder Woman and it’s only at that final moment that she steps into the world and becomes our Wonder Woman. And so having that kind of comic book-style recap of the myth of Wonder Woman — you just saw the story but this is the myth of who she is — it felt like a really great way to be like 'now she’s this and this is her backstory!'"
The director also addressed how it was decided what would be depicted in the sequence.
"[Greenhaus GFX] had these great war vignettes, but I was missing some of the positivity," Jenkins said. "I didn’t want the entire sequence to be the war and her fighting in the war. So then I was craving the island, which then led us more in that direction. We only saw so much on the island, so it’s not like the island will go on forever in the sequence. That sort of started to make things a more literal and the conversation then became 'Well, how do we show moments from the island without it being shots from the actual film?' I think that was sort of how we arrived there."
In theaters now, 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.