by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Marvel Studios is known for having post-credit (and now even mid-credit) scenes to help set up future films and storylines. It’s at the point that even Marvel movies at other studios started doing it (like with SONY’s Amazing Spider-Man and the scene with Curt Connors in jail or FOX’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past which introduced Apocalypse).
And it looks like FOX is keeping the tradition alive with X-Men: Apocalypse and a post credit scene that introduces a new character that will set up future movies.
In an interview with Collider, producer Simon Kinberg offered a tease as to what fans could expect:
It’s a nod toward potentially a lot of different movies. I mean certainly the Wolverine movie is related to what happens at the end of it, but there’s also another character that’s introduced, at least in name, in the tag and he could show up in any host of different X-Men films. Maybe a Gambit movie, maybe another X-Men movie.
So we get a character that could cross over into a few different films? And he might have a connection to Gambit? This says Mister Sinister to me. He could possibly be a major villain in the third Wolverine film, he could show up to antagonize the X-Men in another one of their films and in the comics he certainly has a connection to Gambit, a character that FOX is banking on to pick up the ball and run with it as their next big solo star after Hugh Jackman hangs up the claws.
I would love to confirm this but FOX has something against giving early screenings the entire film. They did the same thing with Deadpool and omitting the second post-credit scene and with the recent early screening of X-Men: Apocalypse after the credits finished rolling we were treated to…nothing extra.
So unless someone gets word and confirms my theory we’ll have to wait until Memorial Day weekend to see just who it is.