In a blow to Marvel fandom everywhere, the man who gave us ‘Logan‘ apparently thinks that “It’s fucking embarrassing” we all love post-credit scenes. Director James Mangold has some very harsh things to say about the use and expectation of these type of scenes and thinks that it is drivel that audiences have become invested in them. In fact, he believes that they’re a form of “cheating” to get audiences hyped up for films.
Before I get any further into this, I should note that he created just such a scene at the end of ‘The Wolverine‘ which teased ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ as well as the strange resurrection of Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier at the end of ‘X-Men: The Last Stand.’
So I’m not saying what he states here is hypocritical or anything and I love his work, but first let’s take a look at the type of films he loves and doesn’t love to work on:
“The idea of making a movie that would fucking embarrass me, that’s part of the anesthetizing of this country or the world. 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.”
He likely isn’t referencing Marvel Studios films here as he said “first developed” which would go back to things like ‘The Muppet Movie’ in 1979 or at the end of multiple comedies like 1980’s ‘Airplane!’. We shouldn’t even have to mention the classic ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ which later got spoofed in ‘Deadpool.’ Still, maybe it isn’t quite as bad as he is stating above? Oh wait, he went on to say that:
“Now we’ve actually gotten audiences addicted to a fucking bonus in the credits. It’s fucking embarrassing. It means you couldn’t land your fucking movie is what it means. Even if you got 100,000 Twitter addicts who are gambling on what fucking scene is going to happen after the fucking credits it’s still cheating. It’s just cheating, but there’s all sorts of bad habits like that that fucking horrify me, man, that have become de rigueur in the way we make movies and I think the fear of being one of them that did that end then everyone’s patting me on the back and I feel like shit inside because I know I cheated, is probably the greatest thing that scares the shit out of me.”
Yes, fans of anything that Marvel Studios releases are “fucking embarrassing” my friends. I’m sorry, but I’m sitting there right along with you when the credits roll, and we actually have people sticking around as the names of those who worked on a film scroll by.
I bet he doesn’t like Stan Lee cameos either.
Do you agree with James Mangold or is his personal opinion going a little overboard here? What kind of an after the credits scene would you have enjoyed seeing in ‘Logan’? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Cinema Blend