Does Joker Have An After-Credits Scene?
Joker may technically be a comic book movie, but it's not exactly what moviegoers have come to expect from DC and Marvel movies that have come before it. Joker even stands out in the history of Batman movies, from the campy 1990s films to the more gritty Nolan trilogy, and it's poised to set box office records.
But it's not just Joker's unrelenting darkness and focus on the villain that make it stand out from other comic book movies. There's also the fact that it doesn't have a post-credits scene.
That's right--unlike almost every other comic book movie that's come out in the past decade-plus, there is no reason to stick around after Joker's credits begin rolling (unless you just want to sit there and appreciate all the people who worked on this well-made but controversial film, which is totally valid).
We'll have a more in-depth examination of Joker's ending up soon, but for now, simply know that the movie has no stinger, mid- or post-credits scene, or any other surprise at the end. Once it's over, it's over. There's no sequel tease--which isn't to say a sequel can't possibly happen--and what you see in Joker is what you get.
In our Joker review, we said the movie "wears its influences on its maroon sleeves, but it also carves its own gashes through the blood-soaked landscape of contemporary comic book movies, offering something that, despite teetering on the shoulders of 80 years of history, is wonderfully fresh, dangerously exciting, undeniably entertaining, and rock-solid in its artistry."
We've also dug down into why Joker is so controversial--feel free to weigh in with your own take in the comments.
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