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Here’s why Logan actually doesn’t have a post-credits scene

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Logan does not, in fact, have a post-credits scene like most other superhero movies released these days. So why didn’t director James Mangold follow what has become tradition? Well, because Logan isn’t like its peers, goddammit. “The only way we came out with a different movie was trying to do it differently,” he told The Toronto Sun. “So I was pretty fanatical about saying, ‘If this is how these other movies are doing it, we’re going the other way.’ If there’s normally a cameo or an end-credit scene, we’re not doing that. That’s essentially turning it into a product that has to come out of the widget machine the same way every time and that’s not how the best movies are going to get made… in any genre.”

Mangold went on to make the assertion that the tags are basically “ads for another movie,” which is largely, if not always, the case. The Avengers shawarma chow down is an exception, but a cutesy addition like that would not fit Logan’s somber tone. “We were trying to make a movie that begun and ended on its own terms,“ Mangold continued. “There was nothing else to say, because we had said it.”


Still, the experience of going to see Logan in a theater isn’t completely devoid of any connection to the wider world of Fox’s X-Men films. It opens with a Deadpool short that teases the coming sequel.

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