UPDATE: Christopher Nolan has clarified that the quote that appeared in The Guardian was inaccurate. “I would never say someone else’s film isn’t ‘a real film,'” Nolan said in a statement to BuzzFeed. “The quote is inaccurate.” While he says his quote is inaccurate, it’s still unclear why they didn’t include a post-credit scene with 2013’s Man of Steel. The original story follows:
It surprised many last summer when the credits finished up on Man of Steel and there was no scene giving fans just a tease of what might be coming soon. As the first entry in their own cinematic universe, it seemed like a no brainer for Warner Bros. to include a post-credit tag like their primary competition Marvel Studios, but alas it wasn’t there. Now we know why.
In an extensive piece at The Guardian on director Christopher Nolan, who served as a producer on Man of Steel, the outlet reveals that the studio asked director Zack Snyder to include a humorous scene at the end of the film, which Nolan reportedly shot down, saying: “A real movie wouldn’t do that.”
Warner Bros.’ next film in their shared universe is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which won’t open in theaters until March 25, 2016, but immediately following that film are nine more DC Comics-based films including Justice League Part One and Part Two, both set to be directed by Zack Snyder.
Is it possible that “Dawn of Justice” won’t tease the future of the DCCU, even with Suicide Squad hitting theaters just five months after it? Sure it’s possible, but as we reported two weeks ago, Chris nor his brother Jonathan have a hand in the future of WB’s DC films, so it’s also possible that WB will want to start doing tags. Zack Snyder is no stranger to additional content in the credits as both Dawn of the Dead featured a mid-credits sequence and Sucker Punch included some very brief scenes as well.
What do you think about Nolan’s comment and should WB start adding post credit scenes?