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The dominance of Marvel blockbusters in theaters has had a mind-altering effect: in the past, the end credits of a movie clearly signaled that the story (or at least that part of the story) is now over. Today, however, the credits of blockbusters have their own arc of suspense: we wait for the bonus as the credit list scrolls from the bottom to the top of the screen. However, » Fantastic Beasts 3: Secrets of Dumbledore » has no mid- and no post-credit scene.
«Beasts» bucking the trend
Even the first two «Fantastic Beasts» films did not have any bonus scenes, and nothing has changed in the new part, which will be released in cinemas on April 7, 2022, although between » The Crimes of Grindelwald » (2018) and » Dumbledore’s Secrets” (2022) a total of seven new films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been released and have further strengthened the expectations of blockbuster audiences. Especially since even DC, otherwise intent on distinguishing itself from the MCU, offered a small post-credits scene ( which is part of a puzzle ) in the new cinema hit » The Batman » .
Post credit scenes are harmful
The range of the usual post-credit scenes ranges from sometimes more, sometimes less funny extra moments to previews of the next films, in any case they don’t fit the dramaturgy of the story that has just ended. The actual end of the film, whether it is open, forgiving or a punch in the stomach, is degraded after a few seconds or minutes to the penultimate scene, as if one jumps back to the middle after the punch line of a joke or the next joke in Provide a view instead of leaving room for laughter.
Fantastic Beasts 3: Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer (2) DF