Robin Hood (2018) is a modern retelling of the classic folktale - but does this new adaptation include an end credits scene teasing a potential sequel? There have been numerous adaptations of the Robin Hood story to film and television over the years. The story, after all, dates back as far as the 13th century. The last widely released Robin Hood movie arrived in 2010 starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott, though it received largely mixed-to-negative reviews. Now, Taron Egerton and director Otto Bathurst take aim at a new adaptation of the classic folktale.
This new Robin Hood tells a slightly different side of the story about a lord made low who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. This Robin of Loxley (Egerton) returns from the Crusades to find his family manor in ruins and his sweetheart Marian (Eve Hewson) married to another man, Will (Jamie Dornan). In this tale, Robin takes on a masked vigilante persona as he attempts to take on the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn), with help from a man Robin met in the Crusades who goes by John (Jamie Foxx). The trailers for Robin Hood have teased plenty of action in this new retelling, but it remains to be seen if the promotional push has won over potential viewers.
Now that Robin Hood is hitting theaters, moviegoers may be wondering whether the film sets the stage for a sequel with some kind of credits tease. Robin Hood does NOT have an end credits scene, nor does it feature any explicit tease during the credits. While a film's credits are always worth watching to get an idea of who's involved in the making of the movie, those checking out Robin Hood should know there are no extra scenes following the end of the credits.
Although Robin Hood may not include an end credits scene, the movie does leave room for a potential sequel to be made. The story of the outlaw vigilante generally doesn't lend itself to an ongoing narrative, and most film adaptations have been standalone movies without sequels. However, the tale of Robin Hood has been adapted to television in the past, including BBC One's Robin Hood TV show from the late 2000s that ran for three seasons. So, it's entirely possible Egerton could return for further adventures of this Robin, but it remains to be seen if this movie is successful enough to warrant a followup.
As of this writing, Robin Hood holds a 16 percent score based on critics' reviews on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Though it's unclear how audiences will feel about the new Robin Hood movie, it also faces stiff competition at the theater. Both Creed II and Ralph Breaks the Internet open against Robin Hood, and the outlaw hero also debuts less than a week after Harry Potter prequel franchise installment Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. All this is to say, it remains to be seen whether Robin Hood will earn enough at the box office to be a success, let alone whether it will be successful enough to get a sequel greenlit.
For now, though, moviegoers checking out Robin Hood need only know that the film doesn't have an end credits scene. Whether it deserves a followup, and how a potential sequel is set up, can be discussed amongst those who have seen Robin Hood.
- Robin Hood (2018) release date: Nov 21, 2018