James Mangold, the director of the critically-acclaimed Marvel movie Logan, has zero time for all those post-credit movie scenes us stupid fans have been trained to sit and wait for after each film (mostly after, uh, Marvel movies).
Speaking this past weekend at the Writers Guild Association Panel, Mangold held nothing back in his disdain for this recent movie trend (via io9).
“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.”
Ouch, bro. Tell us how you really feel about post-credit movie scenes? Oh, you’re not done talking about them? My bad.
“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.”
Hmmm. Wait a second here. Wasn’t there a post-credits scene after The Wolverine? And didn’t Mangold direct that movie too? Oh, right, yes and yes.
Mangold later walked back his remarks, a little bit, kind of, on Twitter.
Okay fine, but, what about The Wolverine?
Hey, what’s wrong with selling burgers?!
Fine. We’ll get off your lawn and leave you alone now. Thanks.
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