The Disney live-action-remake-of-animated-classics train keeps on rolling, and “Aladdin” has done quite well at the box office despite the cynical outlook a lot of folks had for it. It’s pulled in more than half-a-billion dollars so far and counting.
But it’s not terribly likely that Disney will ever churn out a sequel to “Aladdin” or any of these other similar movies. They don’t appear to be making these as franchise starters — instead, all these live-action remakes sort of collectively function as a franchise, even if it’s a loose one.
But that doesn’t mean that the filmmakers would definitely not sneak in an extra bonus scene after the credits. While we most often think of post-credits scenes within the context of Marvel movies, where they often function as teases for future movies, that way of thinking disregards the other function of a secret bonus scene during or after the credits: to fit in some extra jokes.
Marvel movies do this often, with an extra scene in the middle of the credits that serves as a cryptic look ahead at a future movie, and another at the end that just tosses in some extra jokes. So if “Aladdin” were to have a mid- or post-credits scene, it would be like that, for extra jokes.
But “Aladdin” does not have a post-credits scene. Immediately after the movie ends and the credits begin, we do get an extra musical number, but once that ends there is no other content that you need to stick around for. Though we do, of course, encourage all moviegoers to stick around through the credits in appreciation of hard world of the hundreds of cast and crew members who brought the film you just watched to life, if you’ve gotta get out of there for some reason, you can do so knowing you’re not missing a bonus scene after the credits.
The “Aladdin” remake is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, David Negahban and Nasim Pedrad.