No MCU fan dares to leave the theatre until credits are rolled. Before comic book movies started getting associated with post-credits, several classic films also included this strategy. They are like an incentive full of Easter eggs, foreshadowing or simply laughter. The audience missed some gem-like post-credit scenes in their favourite movies due to its lack of awareness. These movies aren’t known for it like the MCU and couldn’t deliver them to a larger share of viewers. Find out the 10 post-credit scenes in movies you may have missed.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Professor Lockhart was a Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts who fooled everyone by stealing other wizard’s achievements. Fans who have read the “Harry Potter” books are aware of the gloomy fate of Gilderoy Lockhart. By the end of “Chamber of Secrets”, Gildeory had attempted to wipe out Harry and Ron’s memories with the “Obliviate” charm. Unfortunately, he used Ron’s broken wand and so the spell backfired on the deceiving professor. The movies never showed that Gilderoy ended up at the St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, thus leaving the movie fans in the dark. But the second part did leave an interesting clip after the credits that showed Gilderoy’s face on a book cover with the title “Who Am I?” in Diagon Alley. The tradition of the Harry Potter marathon has run for years, but how many of you knew about this scene?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The amazing classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” popularized the concept of exploring beyond the fourth wall. Apart from the comedy and feel-good moments, Ferris addressing the audience directly makes this film unique and admirable. He breaks the fourth wall one last time in the post-credit scene when he asks the audience “You’re still here? It’s over. Go home. Go!”
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The first of the famous franchise was based on a gang of cursed pirates who became immortal and turned into skeletons under the moonlight after stealing Aztec gold from a chest. The only way to lift the curse was by returning all the stolen treasure along with the blood of the cursed to its origin. “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” hid its own set of treasure in the post-credits scene. It showed Barbossa’s monkey stealing one of the Aztec gold coins and turning immortal.
The Matrix Reloaded
“The Matrix” was soon followed by its sequel in a few months after its positive reception. “The Matrix Reloaded” came with an amazing surprise for its fans. Whoever sat through the whole credits was rewarded with a trailer of the third instalment.
“Zombieland” was a horror-comedy in which a team of three strangers was trying to make it out of a zombie apocalypse. Bill Murray also made a cameo as himself where he put on zombie makeup in order to avoid getting attacked by the real ones. Unfortunately, Jesse Eisenberg’s character mistakes Murray for a real zombie and kills him without hesitation. The scene got a proper closure after the movie ended where Woody Harrelson tells Bill Murray “In the words of the immortal philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher’”.
Even Quentin Tarantino added a post-credit scene in one of his most enjoyed movies. Django was a freed slave who joined a bounty hunter to save his wife from the grips of an evil plantation owner. In the end, after defeating Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx is spotted negotiating with his new captors to trade his freedom for a bounty. But he shoots them down the moment they hand him the gun. The scene continued after the credits where his fellow hostages were sitting in the cage and processing the shock.
The Muppet Movie
“The Muppet Movie” was a big hit because of its entertainment and hilarious episodes. The film started with a group of Muppets gathering to watch “The Muppet Movie” within the movie. It ended with Sweetums breaking through the screen to join the muppets watching the movie. Later in the post-credits, Animal broke the fourth wall and asked the viewers to go home.
When the popular cartoons Looney Tunes interacted with humans on the screen, it became a trendy subject for every fan. Michael Jordan was kidnapped by Bugs Bunny, so he could play for them to defeat their alien rivals, Nerdlucks. After the credits are done rolling, Bugs Bunny takes the spotlight and says “That’s All Folks!”. It sparks a tussle between him and Porky Pig after the latter contended with “That’s my line”. The scene is followed by Michael Jordan lifting the screen and asking if he could leave.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
The live-action of the most beloved cartoon show of the ‘90s also had a post-credit for its game promotion. After the film ended and the credits rolled, the titular dog appeared on the screen and shared a code to access the Scooby-Doo game on Game Boy Advance.
The movie centres on the chaotic life of a socially inept teenage boy named Napoleon. His life has got no chill as he tries to help a friend win class elections while also coexisting with his dysfunctional family. He lives with his grandmother and his 32-years old brother who is seeing a girl online. After the primary plot of the story is dealt with, the film shifts back its focus to Napoleon’s brother in the post-credits. He does end up marrying his online girlfriend and sings “We met in a chat room, now our love can bloom” at the wedding.