Thanks to Marvel studios, end credits stingers are now a common occurrence. One person who doesn’t like them is James Mangold, the man behind the rather great Marvel movie, Logan (read the Movies In Focus review).
Mangold was the the 2018 Writers Guild Association Beyond Words Panel when he opened-up with both barrels on the current ‘in-thing’ in movie credits.
Here’s what he had to say…
“The idea of making a movie that would f–king embarrass me, that’s part of the anaesthetizing of this country or the world. That’s further confirming what they already know and tying in with other fucking products and selling them the next movie while you’re making this movie, and kind of all that shit that I find really fucking embarrassing.
Like, that audiences are actually asking for scenes in end credits when those scenes were first developed for movies that suck, so they put something extra at the end to pick up the scores when the movie couldn’t end right on its own fucking feet.
“Now we’ve actually gotten audiences addicted to a fucking bonus in the credits. It’s fucking embarrassing. It means you couldn’t land your fucking movie is what it means. Even if you got 100,000 Twitter addicts who are gambling on what fucking scene is going to happen after the fucking credits it’s still cheating.
It’s just cheating, but there’s all sorts of bad habits like that that fucking horrify me, man, that have become de rigueur in the way we make movies and I think the fear of being one of them that did that end then everyone’s patting me on the back and I feel like shit inside because I know I cheated, is probably the greatest thing that scares the shit out of me.”
Right on, brother.
Source: Cinema Blend