If you haven’t heard, slapping a scene at the end of the Dune movie—one that teases the next adventure—is all the rage amongst the kids nowadays. (Also, adults.) Most recently: this caused a massive stir online when a leak revealed that a certain superstar singer is appearing in a certain superhero universe.
Apparently, though, not every director is down with the use of the almighty post-credits scene. If you’ve seen Dune already, the sci-fi epic that, yes, really is that good, you already know that there’s no stinger after the final shot. We’re left hanging, just to assume/hope/pray that the sequel hits screens in the near future. Or ever. What a concept! Now, Dune‘s director, Denis Villeneuve, revealed to NME that he’s against using post-credits scenes entirely.
“I don’t like post-credits scenes,” Villeneuve said.“There is a very specific final emotion that I was looking for with the final frame [of Dune] and I don’t want to mess with that. So no, I don’t use post-credits scenes. I’ve never done that and I would never.”
Now, this isn’t the first time that Villeneuve subtweeted the great machine of superhero moviemaking. Back in September, he said, “Perhaps the problem is that we are in front of too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a ‘cut and paste’ of others,” which, sure, wasn’t an outright criticism of the world of Cap and Iron Man. But if you tag on his post-credits comments to the cut and paste quote, we can safely assume that Villeneuve won’t be attaching his name to a superhero flick anytime soon.
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