Skyscraper sees Dwayne Johnson perform death-defying stunts to save his family, but does it have a post-credits scene setting up a sequel? For the action-adventure film, Johnson re-teams with director Rawson Marshall Thurber, who helmed the actor's 2016 action-comedy Central Intelligence (and the duo will work together again on Red Notice). Thurber also penned the script for Skyscraper, which follows a man working to save his family who are trapped in a massive burning building.
Johnson stars in Skyscraper as Will Sawyer, a former hostage rescue team leader who left the FBI after a mission gone wrong, during which he lost a leg. In the wake of that mission, though, Will meets Sarah (Neve Campbell), who he marries and has two children with: Georgia (McKenna Roberts) and Henry (Noah Cottrell). When Will is hired to inspect the security of what will be the tallest building in the world, something goes wrong and his family becomes trapped as the structure is consumed with flames. As a result, Will has to go to extreme lengths to protect his family and save the day.
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The premise for Skyscraper sounds like it's set to be a standalone adventure, but does the film have a post-credits scene setting up a sequel? Unfortunately for fans of Johnson, Skyscraper doesn't have an end-credits scene. So, while it's always worth it to watch a film's credits in order to get an idea of how many people contribute to the making of a movie, there's no button scene afterward to continue the fun of Skyscraper or set up a Skyscraper 2.
Based on what moviegoers know of Johnson's latest film, Skyscraper has drawn comparisons to Die Hard and The Towering Inferno. The former is the classic 1988 action-thriller starring Bruce Willis as John McClane, the New York City cop who must single-handedly take on a crew of terrorists as they attempt to rob a massive tower in L.A.; the latter is the 1974 action disaster movie about a fire in a state-of-the-art San Francisco building and the men who must save those from the inferno. Even based only on the trailers for Skyscraper, it clearly borrows elements from both Die Hard and The Towering Inferno. But, aside from featuring a modern action star, it remains to be seen if Johnson's latest offers enough of a new adventure to become a hit in its own right.
The box office projections for Johnson's Skyscraper hint it may be one of the actor's lower performing movies. But considering Johnson's mass appeal, it still may prove to be successful and find legs at the summer box office. Nevertheless, it may be for the best that Skyscraper doesn't tease further adventures of Johnson's Will Sawyer with a post-credits scene. Even if the movie turns out to be a blockbuster, the premise doesn't leave much room for sequels. Plus, considering how busy Johnson is, with a filming schedule that stretches through the next year or so, he wouldn't have an opening to return anytime soon.
- Skyscraper (2018) release date: Jul 13, 2018