Meg 2: The Trench, the latest installment in the shark fighting franchise starring Jason Statham, does not have a post-credits scene. This breaks the trend of using end-credits scenes to tease future adventures. The decision not to include a post-credits scene allows for a more organic and unconstrained potential sequel, without committing to specific storyline directions. It also allows Warner Bros. to gauge the success of the sequel before committing to a third film.
Post-Credits Scene in Meg 2?
Meg 2: The Trench continues the story of Jonas Taylor several years after the reappearance of megalodons. Statham’s character finds himself at the center of a plot involving fending off prehistoric sharks and new human adversaries. There has been talk of the franchise continuing on, with director Ben Wheatley expressing interest in making Meg 3 and continuing to adapt Steve Alten’s novels. This has raised expectations that Meg 2 will set up future adventures for Jonas Taylor.
Despite these expectations, Meg 2: The Trench does not have a post-credits scene. There is no additional footage from the movie featured during the credits sequence, indicating that audiences should not expect a mid-credits scene either. However, viewers are still encouraged to stick around throughout the credits to acknowledge the names of everyone who worked on the movie and listen to the music.
The absence of a post-credits scene in Meg 2: The Trench should not be too surprising, as the original film also did not have one. However, the ending of The Meg left the door open for more adventures, and the same is true for the sequel. By not including an end-credits scene, the creative team has not written themselves into a corner and can allow a potential sequel to develop more organically.
Additionally, a sequel is not guaranteed, and including a post-credits scene could prematurely promise more for the franchise. Warner Bros. will likely want to make Meg 3 if the sequel performs well at the box office, but its success remains to be seen. Without an end-credits scene, the studio can comfortably wait to see how the sequel performs before committing to future installments.
In conclusion, Meg 2: The Trench breaks the trend of including post-credits scenes to tease future adventures. This decision allows for a more organic potential sequel and avoids making premature promises for the franchise’s future. It also allows Warner Bros. to assess the success of the sequel before committing to a third film.