Godzilla: King of the Monsters, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown, comes to theaters this week, hoping to successfully reboot the 65-year-old monster franchise. And once you have enjoyed 131 minutes of watching a bunch of giant dinosaurs duke-it-out for global supremacy, you will likely find yourself faced with one question: Is there a scene after the credits? After all, sitting around watching the credits roll can be a real bore but it might be worth the wait if the movie ends up giving fans an Easter egg or hints at what the sequel might be about. So does Godzilla have a post-credits scene you should stick around for? We have an answer.
No spoilers ahead.
Without giving away any plot details or spoiling anything about the movie, we will say that Godzilla follows the recent blockbuster trend and features a scene after the end of the credits. For what it’s worth, this was also the case with all the other films in this new shared-monster verse, that started way back in 2014 with the Gareth Edwards-directed film titled just Godzilla. In theory, King of Monsters is a direct sequel to that movie, but it’s really a sequel to the post-credits scene teased by another movie; the 2017 film Kong: Skull Island. The point? These new Godzilla/Kong monster movies are directly setting up the sequels in their post-credits scenes. In Skull Island, glimpses of all four of King of Monsters monsters were seen after the credits rolled.
Anyway, while others will be making a beeline for the exit as soon as the credits start on King of Monsters; you’re probably going to want to stay and that seat and get to know the names of the film’s sound design team in order to watch the post-credits scene.
Post-credit scenes have become the norm over the past decade and along with not getting a ton of love from critics, the newest chapter in the monster franchise also decides to join in the annoying modern trend that doesn’t let the movie end when it’s supposed to. But, if you or your kids are really into figuring out what’s next for these monsters, this post-credits scene is essential.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters comes to theaters May 31.