It started simply enough. The end of Iron Man (the first movie) had a scene depicting Nick Fury confronting Tony Stark and noting he wanted to “talk to him about the Avengers Initiative”. Signaling that the Avengers were coming. After that, virtually every superhero movie that came out, Marvel or not, had a post-credits sequence. Some were amazing, some teased what was to come, and some were trolls (we’re looking at you Spider-Man: Homecoming). Either way though, most people love them, but most people does not include James Mangold.
Yeah, the director of the beloved film Logan apparently has some very strong thoughts on post-credits sequences, and he laid it out quite clearly in a recent interview. Warning, strong language ahead.
“The idea of making a movie that would fucking embarrass me, that’s part of the anesthetizing of this country or the world,” Mangold said, according to CinemaBlend. “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.”
Like we said, James Mangold has some strong feelings on this. Sadly for him, this likely won’t end anytime soon.