Should you stick around after the credits or can you make a beeline for the exit as soon as the movie is over? (No spoilers!)


Does ‘The Lion King’ Have a Post or Mid-Credits Scene? (No Spoilers)

by Blake Harper
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The Lion King, the live-action remake starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé, and John Oliver, comes to theaters this week, hoping to be another major win for Disney. And once you have enjoyed 100 minutes of watching the betrayal and politics that exist in a lion pride, 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 The Lion King 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 The Lion King avoids the recent blockbuster trend and does not feature mid- or post-credits scenes. This should not come as a surprise to die-hard Disney fans, as post-credits scenes have not been featured in any of the live-action remakes. So while others will be staying in their seat to get to know the names of the film’s sound design team in hopes of seeing an additional seen, you can start making a beeline for the exit as soon as the credits start.

The Lion King has been receiving mostly positive reviews from critics, earning a 60 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and the film also deserves credit for ending when it’s supposed to.

The Lion King comes to theaters July 19.

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