The release of ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ allows the entire Spider-Verse storyline to progress after the massive success of Into the ‘Spider-Verse.’ Of course, the story of ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ has something bigger on the line, as Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy need to be bigger heroes than they ever were. As such, the events and the ending of the movie set up the events of the trilogy’s final movie, Beyond the Spider-Verse. But does ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ have post-credits scenes?
‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ doesn’t have any post-credits scenes. After the mid-credits, the screen will tell the audience that Miles Morales will return for Beyond the Spider-Verse. Meanwhile, there is no extra scene after the final credits roll. As such, waiting for the credits to end is unnecessary.
While it may be a staple for Marvel movies to have post-credits scenes, ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ departs from that usual trend due to its status as the movie that sets up the events of the conclusion of the entire Spider-Verse movie franchise. So, with that said, let’s look at the reasons why ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ doesn’t have any post-credits scenes.
‘Across the Spider-Verse’ has no post-credits scenes
One of the things that the superhero movie culture has contributed to the world of movies is the post-credits scene. Of course, in movies based on Marvel Comics characters, the post-credits scenes are there to set up the franchise’s future. That’s because most of these movies tend to be long-term projects that open up the possibility of more movies in the future.
In that regard, the normal expectation is for ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ to have a post-credits scene because it was never a secret that the entire Spider-Verse movie franchise would be a trilogy. And from what we’ve seen in movies based on Marvel characters, post-credits scenes were commonplace.
However, in the case of ‘Across the Spider-Verse,’ there are no post-credits scenes whatsoever. There is no mid-credits scene after the first credits. But a scene will tell the viewers that Miles Morales will return in ‘Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.’ And after the final credits, there is no extra scene whatsoever.
So, while fans of superhero movies might not like the fact that there are no post-credits scenes in ‘Across the Spider-Verse,’ the good thing is that there is no need to wait for the credits to end as there are no extra scenes that fans might miss out on. As such, after the conclusion of the movie, you can leave the cinema without waiting for the credits to end to see the post-credits scenes that are non-existent in ‘Across the Spider-Verse.’
Why ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ doesn’t have post-credits scenes?
As mentioned, it is a staple for superhero movies, especially those based on Marvel characters, to have post-credits scenes. But the big surprise is that ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ has no post-credits scenes. So, why is it that ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ doesn’t have extra scenes after the credits?
For starters, ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ was always meant to be the Spider-Verse counterpart of ‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.’ In ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ we saw the heroes taking a huge loss that should have forced other heroes to lie down in defeat. Nevertheless, the good guys found their strength in their loss as they returned in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi stronger than ever.
In the same way, the events of ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ allowed us to see the more human side of the characters in the sense that they could experience defeat at the hands of the antagonists. Miles and Gwen couldn’t stop the Spot from becoming stronger. Of course, Miles ended up causing an entire universe to implode due to his actions.
Miles also learned that he had to sacrifice something important because this was part of becoming a Spider-Man. But we all know that Miles was always defiant as a hero because he wanted to pave his own path. As such, he had to face the odds due to his defiance. And while we learned that Miles could get back home, it wasn’t the home he was familiar with.
As such, Miles was in a defeated state at the end of the movie due to a huge revelation that he wasn’t expecting. Meanwhile, Gwen Stacy took on Princess Leia role by assembling a team that she could lead to rescue Miles from his unfortunate situation.
In that regard, it becomes understandable why ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ doesn’t have a post-credits scene. The movie ends with a massive cliffhanger that keeps the excitement and anticipation for the next movie franchise installment at an all-time high. You can think of it as the same as the ending of ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ where the heroes were defeated. But the difference here is that, instead of allowing us to see a post-credit scene that will help set up the events of ‘Beyond the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ keeps us in the dark as the final scenes of the movie are more than enough to set up the third movie of this massively successful animated movie franchise.
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