by: Jay Carlson
We all know to expect a post credits scene during each new Marvel film, something to get everyone buzzing as they leave the theater. It’s a fun thing that more and more non-Marvel films have employed over the past few years.
Now it seems that we might be getting a similar tease after the credits roll for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Schmoes Know are reporting that there are plans for a Star Wars: Rogue One post credits tease.
This would not be altogether surprising as Disney owns both Marvel as well as Star Wars. Perhaps they are pushing for a similar model that resembles their highly successful Marvel films. Plus, Gareth Edwards has been shooting his film for a while now and there should be sufficient footage to throw something together in time for The Force Awakens’ release on December 18th.
What this tease could entail is pure speculation at this point. We don’t even know that there will be a tease at all. If the rumor is legitimate it could be a quick teaser trailer and maybe not a scene. But if that’s the case, just release a teaser trailer. I’d rather it be nothing Rogue One related at all. These spinoff films under the “A Star Wars Story” (BTW I still prefer “Star Wars Anthology”) banner should be handled as separate entities to the core “Episode” films. If they’re going to do this, they should stick within their own series and tease something for Episode VIII.
Don’t get me wrong, more Star Wars is always good, I just hope they aren’t throwing in after-credit Easter eggs because it’s in vogue right now, it’s a gimmick. If there is a reason for it, I’m all for it. Just don’t do it to do it, though. The reason Star Wars has never needed to be rebooted is because the films were built to be timeless. These new films should be built to be timeless, as well.