Why 'The Mummy' has no post-credits scene

Universal‘The Mummy.’

If you went to see “The Mummy” over the weekend, you were probably waiting through the end credits to see if it had a post-credits scene. Seeing as it’s the first in a franchise of monster movies known as Dark Universe, you’d assume Universal would want to tease that out. Sadly, there was no such scene to be found.

The movie’s director, Alex Kurtzman, recently told Business Insider that he doesn’t want Dark Universe to feel like another cinematic universe that’s known for its post-credit scenes.

“It feels very much to me that this is Marvel’s domain,” Kurtman said.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, from the standalone movies like “Iron Man” and “Ant-Man” to the bigger adventures like “The Avengers,” all end with a scene (sometimes multiple) that teases what’s coming next.

Dark Universe isn’t the only franchise that’s been shy about doing post-credit scenes. The DC Comics Extended Universe (“Suicide Squad,” “Wonder Woman”) also doesn’t do them.

But Kurtzman admits he might rethink it.

“You are like the 50th person to ask me that question, which makes me feel that people want it,” he said. “It’s definitely worth reevaluating.”

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