Why Wonder Woman Won't Have An End-Credits Scene

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When it comes to building cinematic universe franchises, end-credits scenes have very much become common place -- utilized to help tease future projects on the horizon. This, however, has not really been the case for the growing DC Extended Universe. While there was a stinger featured at the very end of David Ayer's Suicide Squad, such was not the case for Man of Steel or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today we have confirmation that Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman will belong in the latter group, with an explanation why from producer Charles Roven:

I'm not going to say we'd never do one. ... There was one in Suicide Squad. But I don't think that we want to feel that we're forced to do something just because we didn't in the past.

Press days for Wonder Woman were held this weekend in Los Angeles, and it was at this event that I had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with Charles Roven and discuss his work on the new blockbuster. The screening I had attended before the interview didn't include any kind of post-credits scene, so I used the last question in our conversation to ask if one existed and was just being kept hidden. Roven confirmed that the film doesn't include an extra scene, basically because it seems that it's not standard operating procedure in the DC Extended Universe.

While there are many classic examples of post-credits scenes, they have become popular in the modern era ever since the original Iron Man back in 2008. Since then, not only has every film from Marvel Studios included a special tag, but other major franchises have gotten in on the game too -- including X-Men, the MonsterVerse, and more. The DC Extended Universe is seemingly avoiding this trend, though, and it looks like Suicide Squad's extra sequence will ultimately be more of an anomaly than part of a growing tactic.

It should be noted that while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn't feature a post-credits scene, that didn't stop the studio and filmmakers from trying their own new way to tease a bit of the franchise future. Specifically, the Monday after the film arrived theaters saw director Zack Snyder share a special extra scene with fans featuring Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor communicating with Steppenwolf, who will be the central villain of Justice League. It's not impossible that Wonder Woman will wind up going this direction when it comes out early next month... but I also wouldn't exactly start expecting it.

Wonder Woman, which stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, and David Thewlis, will arrive in theaters on June 2nd -- and we'll have plenty more interview content for you here on CinemaBlend. Until then, how do you feel about the film not including a post-credits sequence? Answer our poll below, and hit the comments section with your thoughts.

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