The post-credit sequence in Marvel movies has become so synonymous with the superhero genre in general that fans have come to expect them in every movie, no matter what studio it comes from. Fans hoping for an end-credits scene in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot, star Jamie Bell delivered some bad news in an interview with MTV at Comic-Con, revealing there is no such moment to look forward too. But the movie itself sets up several potential sequels. Here's what the actor had to say.
"No we don't have a post-credits scene. It does leave the door wide open for a lot of different movies. I think this movie really focuses on the origins of each character individually - how they get their powers, how they learn to deal with them, how they learn to harness them, how they're stronger as four than they are as individuals. That's kind of where the movie ends. But then there's so much more to go on from there - it really leaves the door open."
Jamie Bell, who plays Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing in Fantatsic Four, wouldn't elaborate on how the movie sets up possible sequels, or how it "leaves the door open." It's also no secret that 20th Century Fox is developing The Fantastic Four 2, with a June 9, 2017 release date already set, and stars Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch) and Kate Mara (The Inivisble Woman) set to return as Marvel's first family, alongside Jamie Bell. There was also a rumor that surfaced last week which revealed the studio wants Bryan Singer to direct the sequel, in order to set up a crossover movie with Fantastic Four and X-Men, but that has not been confirmed.
Josh Trank directed the reboot from a script by Simon Kinberg, who is also producing the latest X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, currently shooting in Montreal. Both the X-Men: Apocalypse and Fantastic Four casts and filmmakers were present at SDCC last week, as a part of the 20th Century Fox Hall H panel, which culminated in an epic superhero selfie, along with the cast of Deadpool. The Bryan Singer rumor was never confirmed, but even if it isn't accurate, it could be an indication that Josh Trank won't be back to direct The Fantastic Four 2.
Are you disappointed there won't be an end credits sequence in Fantastic Four? Or do you think this trend that Marvel brought to the cinematic forefront has overstayed its welcome? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on Fantastic Four, in theaters August 7.