Post-credit scenes are not a new creation in Hollywood and have been around long before superhero movies have made them a staple. Marvel Studios has built up a reputation for mid- and post-credit scenes teasing the next MCU feature. Fox's X-Men films have continued to implement them as well.
With Hollywood continuing to push cinematic universes, more films will likely take advantage of post-credit scenes to tease what's up next. It sounds as though audiences at Kong: Skull Island will want to sit through the credits to see what else is in store The Eighth Wonder of the World.
After attending a screening of the film, Kellvin Chavez, the editor in chief at Splash Report, revealed on Twitter that the film will have a post-credit scene attached, and he makes it sound as though it will be worth the few extra minutes in theaters.
— Kellvin_Chavez (@Kellvin_Chavez) February 14, 2017
While it is not surprising that Chavez could not give any more details on what the post-credit scene contains, the advanced warning will make sure some antsy fans won't miss out. Given the film's 1970s setting, some sort of tease for how this film will connect to Godzilla vs Kong in a few years is a strong possibility. What exactly that scene entails is up for speculation at this point, as nothing so far has been revealed.
Even though a set up for Kong's battle against Godzilla is the most likely scene for the film to include, there is also the possibility that a post-credit scene could be used to set up a direct sequel to Skull Island. Thanks to a strong marketing campaign that plays up the fun aspects of the film along with the enormous special effects, it would not be surprising to see Warners announce a sequel coming out before Godzilla vs Kong and delaying the crossover another year to give both character's two solo films under their respective belts before the title match.
Although this would be major surprise, as Warner Bros. continues to look for viable franchises, setting up an immediate sequel set closer to present-day wouldn't be the worst decision. If this is the case, then the studio would likely want to get word out about it as quickly as possible. And a post-credit sequence would be a great way to do just that. Either way, be sure to stick around through the credits of Skull Island to see for yourself.
Source: Kellvin Chavez
- Kong: Skull Island (2017) release date: Mar 10, 2017
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019