While credit cookies, otherwise known as post credit scenes, have been around forever, Marvel has really made them their own. Ever superhero adventure released under Disney has had some sort of teaser or sneak peek at an upcoming Marvel movie attached to end credits. Sometimes even two. Sometimes they're important to the ongoing story, as we saw with Ant-Man's Winter Solider teaser. Or their just funny gags, like Howard the Duck at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, if a rumor pans out, it sounds like Disney and Lucasfilm will be utilizing the same tactic with their upcoming Star Wars movies, including the new trilogy and spinoffs.
Trusted sources have contacted SchmoesKnow, letting them know that fans should not start exiting the theater once the Star Wars: The Force Awakens end theme blasts out those oh-so familiar John Williams notes that we all love to hum so much. Everyone needs to stay firmly in their seats. Because on December 18th, we're going to get a closer look at the first legacy movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the form of a post credit scene. It will be a short clip. Of which it's contents have not been revealed.
Details are scarce at the moment, and SchmoesKnow warn that this could all be a sham. Especially considering that we're supposed to get the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer attached to the first installment of the new trilogy. Will LucasFilm and Disney really oversaturate the premiere public screenings of The Force Awakens with a double dose of their spinoff? Some fans think this news stinks!
Why? Mainly because it breaks tradition. None of the previous 6 films in the Star Wars Cinematic Universe have ever had a post credit scene. So why start now? It's believed that Disney simply wants to keep following the very popular trend. Everyone knows to stay seated, and younger audiences aren't too concerned with the way things have played out in the past. And while there are plenty of older fans who will gladly give away all their money seeing the sequel multiple times in theaters, it's a young person's market. The studio wants to continue catering to that. They are, after all, building the fandom of the future. So why not cater to their wants and needs? Also, we saw what happened when there was no Avengers: Age of Ultron end credit cookie. People stuck around. And they were pissed. Not everyone reads the Internet, and even though director Joss Whedon gave fair warning that it wasn't there, audiences still stuck around hoping to see just a little bit more of Tony Stark and his pals.
It's believed that having a post-credit scene tagged to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes good sense on a business level. A lot of kids aren't familiar with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story taking place in the timeline before that movie, this introduces everyone to a different time and place in the galaxy. Though, Star Wars Rebels, an animated series that airs on Disney XD, is also set between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. So kids are probably somewhat familiar with this period in the canon. What do you think? Should Star Wars: The Force Awakens break long standing franchise tradition to include a post credit scene?