Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is the sequel to the studio's live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty, but does it have an after-credits scene? The Mouse House has found success in the last decade by adapting their animated classics to live-action, sometimes with a completely new spin on the story, as was the case with Maleficent. Instead of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) being the villain in Aurora's (Elle Fanning) story, she became the protagonist and mother figure to the young princess. Now, five years after the first film hit theaters, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil continues the stories of both the titular dark fairy and Princess Aurora.
In Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Aurora gets engaged to Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson), but when she and Maleficent meet his parents, King John (Robert Lindsay) and Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer), a rift is created. The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil trailers have teased another high fantasy adventure in the world of Disney's Sleeping Beauty, with the film's strong female characters at the forefront. However, it remains to be seen if Mistress of Evil will be quite as big of a hit as Maleficent was in 2014.
Now that Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is hitting theaters around the world, audiences may be wondering whether there's anything after the credits. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil does NOT have an after-credits scene, nor anything during the credits. While the credits are always worth watching to get an idea of who was involved in making a film, those watching Maleficent: Mistress of Evil shouldn't expect any credits scenes.
It certainly makes sense the Maleficent sequel wouldn't include a post-credits scene setting up another installment, since nothing is confirmed and it's unclear whether the filmmakers have any ideas for another movie. Some may argue Mistress of Evil wasn't necessarily needed, since the first film wrapped up the story of Sleeping Beauty. As evidenced by the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil reviews, going beyond the fairy tale and telling a new story may not have been as strong in execution as retelling the classic story from a new perspective. Of course, Maleficent reviews were mixed-to-negative as well, but the movie earned $758.5 million at the worldwide box office, so it still proved to be a success.
That said, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil box office projections have been on the low side, indicating there isn't much interest among general audiences in the sequel. So it's likely for the best that the film doesn't include a post-credits scene teasing another movie. Of course, Mistress of Evil could have included a scene that doesn't operate as sequel setup, and is more of a joke or final gag for fun, but the filmmakers and studio decided against it for whatever reason. As a result, all viewers need to know going into Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is to not expect an after-credits scene.
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) release date: Oct 18, 2019