Raise your hands if you sat through the entire credits-roll while the theatre staff was standing right over your head and waiting for you to leave. Adding Easter eggs in the post-credit scene has been quite popular in recent years with the rise of comic book movies, especially MCU. However, this concept was introduced long before MCU adopted this signature style. Post-credit scenes are like bonus scenes that fans get from their favorite movies. A lot of times, these scenes are missed since the audience walks out the moment the movie ends. So, there are chances of you not realizing until now that some of your favorite films had mid-credit and post-credit scenes. Here are 10 movies you didn’t know that had post-credit scenes.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” psyched everyone with the amazing first part. This adventure comprised of a gang of pirates who turned into skeletons after spending a chest of Aztec golden coins. The only way to break the curse was by returning the coins to the chest along with the blood of the pirates. The end-credits treated us with an Easter egg to the next part where it showed how Jack the Monkey turned into a zombie monkey.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The classic film started with Ferris conversing with the audience as if there was so fourth wall at all. Even after the credits stopped rolling, Ferris reappeared and said “You’re still here? It’s over. Go home. Go!”
The popular horror-comedy is about a zombie apocalypse taking over the USA and three quirky strangers join forces to make it out alive. While Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson get into a violent fight against the people turning into zombies, Bill Murray plays a cameo as himself. In order to survive this apocalypse, Murray dresses up as a zombie and blend in when them. Ironically, he gets killed by Woody Harrelson’s character who confuses him for a real zombie. And finally in the post-credits, Woody shares his final words with a dying Murray “In the words of the immortal philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher.”
The Matrix Reloaded
After the massive commercial and critical success of the original “The Matrix”, the Wachowskis pushed out two more sequels within a span of few months. The second installment, “The Matric Reloaded” surprised the patient viewers with the complete trailer of the third part.
Another period-action by Quentin Tarantino was “Django Unchained” where Jamie Foxx stars as Django who accompanies a Bounty Hunter to release his wife from a plantation owner. In the end, Django, who used to be a slave, changed his fate and went after the cruel men. In the end, we see Django convincing one of his captors to release him in exchange for a bounty. As they hand him over the gun, Django shoots them in style. In the post-credits scene, his fellow captives are seen sitting dumb-founded in their unlocked cage.
The Muppet Movie
Before Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool, it was the hilarious film of 1979 pioneered in breaking the fourth wall. The movie started with the muppets gathering to watch “The Muppet Movie” in the theatre. The film ends with Sweetums breaking through the screen and joining the muppets watching them. Apart from the comedy treat throughout the film, the end credits conclude with Animal asking the audience to “Go Home!”.
Looney Tunes fans couldn’t control their excitement in this cartoons-meet-humans combo. It starred Michael Jordan who gets kidnapped by the Bugs Bunny to play a match on their behalf. As the film ends and the credits roll in, Bugs Bunny steps in to say the iconic line “That’s All Folks!” when Porky Pig breaks him and says “That’s my line!”. Their argument leads to a tussle which is followed by Michael Jordan who lifts the screen and asks if he can go home.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
The live-action of Scooby-Doo 2 got mixed reviews from fans who have been watching the iconic cartoon since childhood. The post-credits scene rewarded the fans with a code that allowed them to end the story however they like in the Scooby-Doo 2 video game. And who reveals the code? It is the titular hero Scooby indeed who is seen playing on a Game Boy Advance at the mansion.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
You must have gone through the “Harry Potter” marathon a thousand times, but we bet some of you didn’t know that the second installment had a post-credits scene. By the end, we learn that Professor Lockhart, the new Defense Against The Dark Arts teacher, was deceiving everyone by erasing other hero’s memories and taking credits for their achievements.
When he tried to cast the “Obliviate” spell on Harry and Ron with the latter’s wand, it backfired and wiped out Lockhart’s memories. For movie fans who were wondering what happened to him, the post-credits scene shared a short clip from Diagon Alley where Gilderoy Lockhart appeared on the cover of a book titled “Who am I?”
The film takes us through the life of the titular teen who lives with his grandmother and a 32- years old brother, Kip. In the film, we learn that Napolean’s brother had an online girlfriend whom he ended up marrying in the post-credits scene. Kip also dedicates a song to his newly-wed wife with the lyrics “We met in a chat room, now our love can bloom.”