Hotly anticipated new flick Logan received rave reviews when the embargo dropped but there was one thing missing – a post-credits scene.
But although studio 20th Century Fox may have thought they were pulling a fast one, leaving it out for critics screenings, it seems that they haven’t got away with the surprise just yet, with a senior marketing and promotions manager for the esteemed Alamo Drafthouse sussing out that the run down has just been extended by three minutes.
Just enough time for a short scene at the end of the credits.
A recurring staple these days, post-credits scenes often provide some light relief from the heaviness of the film just watched, or sometimes help to foreshadow a future film.
Used mainly in superhero films, Marvel has become the masters of the post-credit sequence, with the first featuring in Iron Man, and showing Tony Stark returning to his mansion after the events of the movie only to be informed by S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury that there are more superheroes in the world besides him.
The phase one movies each had a scene that moved the story on to the next film – Tony appeared at the end of The Incredible Hulk to bring Bruce Banner into the Avengers, Thor’s Hammer was discovered at the end of Iron Man 2 – while later scenes added a comedic flare; at the end of Guardians Of The Galaxy, a baby Groot can be seen dancing to The Jackson 5 but when Drax looks behind him, Groot freezes, only to continue when Drax turns away.