It should come as no surprise that, as with previous X-Men films, “X-Men: Apocalypse” will have a post-credits scene. Producer Simon Kinberg recently spoke about that scene in an interview with Collider. While he didn’t totally reveal what that scene is, he did speak to its importance to the franchise going forward — and dropped a few hints about what happens in it. If you wish to remain totally spoiler-free, now’s the time to avert your eyes.
“It’s a nod toward potentially a lot of different movies,” said Kinberg of the post-credits scene. “I mean certainly the [third] ‘Wolverine’ movie is related to what happens at the end of it, but there’s also another character that’s introduced, at least in name, in the tag and he could show up in any host of different ‘X-Men’ films. Maybe a ‘Gambit’ movie, maybe another ‘X-Men’ movie.”
As Kinberg mentioned, the X-Men franchise has a number of different directions it can go. There’s the “New Mutants” film from “Fault in our Stars” director Josh Boone, as well as the Channing Tatum-starring “Gambit” solo movie. Production has also begun on Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold’s “Wolverine 3.” Even tangentially, there’s “Deadpool 2” and the potential “X-Force” film that could spin out of that sub-franchise. Looking at Kinberg’s comments, the post-credits scene could set up any of those films.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” opens on May 27.
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