Warning: This article contains spoilers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has a post-credits scene, but should you stay through those scrolling names to see it? After all, the ending of Jurassic World 2 already teases some very dark things to come for the post-dino planet; what can an extra minute of footage really offer?
The sequel to 2015's Jurassic World changes up the status quo of the franchise, with the dinosaurs evacuated from the volcanic Isla Nublar to the basement of a large Gothic mansion, where they're to be auctioned off for profit, much to the horror of Claire and Owen. Thankfully, the heroes set one of the dinos free and it runs amok, leading to intense action that culminates in young clone Maisie releasing all the trapped dinosaurs into night. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ends with a stark warning from Dr. Malcom that humans must now learn to coexist with the dinosaurs.
That's not all, however. The Jurassic franchise has picked up the latest trend of sneaking one final stinger in at the end: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has one after-credits scene. It's brief and comes right at the very end of the credits, so you need to sit through the whole lot to see it. It focuses on a group of Pteranodons, flying around the top of a building. As the camera pans out, the building is revealed to be the replica Eiffel Tower on the Las Vegas strip. The message is clear: the dinosaurs are now everywhere.
But while there is a post-credit scene, do you need to stay and see it? Really, no. Unlike Marvel movies, the short clip is in no way integral to the set up for Jurassic World 3; it pretty much repeats what you just saw in the ending of Fallen Kingdom. If you've had a bit too much soda during the movie, you're OK to leave.
That said, given that the Lockwood Estate isn't in Vegas, the Jurassic World 2 post-credits scene does make it known that the creatures are traveling about. It's not clear how many dinosaurs were released, and whether they were in breeding pairs or not. It's also not known to which far-flung countries any were shipped, although you can bet we'll find out in Jurassic World 3. Chances are that the new dinosaur owners haven't fared so well.
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021