Godzilla vs. Kong writer explains the reason there is no post-credits scene in the highly-anticipated MonsterVerse film.
Following a series of spectacular teasers, the movie was released globally late last week and currently holds an impressive 81% score on Rotten Tomatoes – by far the highest rating Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise has ever earned.
There are a lot of spoilers currently all over the internet, but we’re opting to stay away from them until we watch it ourselves. One interesting aspect of the conclusion that isn’t a spoiler is there is no post-credits shot in Godzilla vs. Kong.
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This is highly significant because, while Godzilla (2014) did not have a scene following the credits either, each succeeding MonsterVerse feature has set up a sequel.
In one of the recent interviews, the co-writer for the film, Max Borenstein was confronted about the omission and whether a post-credits scene was contemplated, and this is what he had to say:
There was one at some point that everyone had been kind of toying around with… I think it makes sense [one wasn’t included]. This is kind of the culmination of a particular chapter, and whatever may or may not come after it, it’s cool that this feels wrapped up. We certainly toyed around with something.
Our best guess is Legendary is biding their time on the MonsterVerse’s future. This is one of the most promising cinematic worlds since the MCU, but it never reached the billion-dollar mark that the company most likely aimed for.
It’s not too hard to picture Legendary wanting to close out with Godzilla vs. Kong and sail away on a high note, but still keeping the door open to explore further if it turned into a blockbuster.
But by the close of this week, we will carry a much clearer sense of whether we’ll be witnessing more MonsterVerse projects after Godzilla vs. Kong.