(Spoilers ahead for “The Predator”)
It’s been eight years since the infamous Predator has appeared on the big screen, but Fox and writer/director Shane Black have finally given us “The Predator” to wash out the taste of 2010’s “Predators.”
“The Predator” is often referred to as a reboot of the franchise, but in fact it is actually a sequel, actually referencing the first two “Predator” movies — “Predators” isn’t references, but that movie didn’t take place on Earth so these characters wouldn’t know anything about that whole thing.
In any case, this being a sequel, those heading to the theater this weekend to check out “The Predator” have plenty of reason to wonder if they need to keep their butts in their seats once the credits roll at the end of the movie for a post-credits scene. These bonus scenes have become a staple of franchises of all sorts, and not just Marvel movies.
So what’s the answer? Does “The Predator” have a post-credits scene?
While “The Predator” certainly does end on a note that lays the groundwork for a sequel, with McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) and Brackett (Olivia Munn) taking possession of the “Predator-killer” suit of armor, that really is the end of it. So while we would always encourage movie watchers to stick around through the credits out of respect for the many, many people who worked hard to bring the film to life, if you need to get to the bathroom or just otherwise are in a rush, you can head out out of the theater knowing there are no extra scenes after the credits to stick around for.
“The Predator” is directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Fred Dekker, and stars Holbrook, Munn, Sterling K. Brown (who is delightful), Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera and Yvone Strahovski.