No Post-Credits Scene For Solo: A Star Wars Story

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There are two buzzworthy Hollywood tentpoles releasing in the next fortnight. One hails from Lucasfilm’s bustling Star Wars universe and centers on an infamous smuggler, while the other features Marvel’s meta king, but only one includes post-credits content.

We’ll give you a clue: it’s not the rip-roaring space opera coming from Ron Howard, which really isn’t all that surprising when you consider that Deadpool 2 has already shattered the fourth wall numerous times with promos dedicated to big-name stars like Celine Dion and David Beckham.

Yes, now that Howard’s Anthology pic has screened for critics, we have official confirmation that Solo: A Star Wars Story won’t feature an after-credits zinger as it’s simply not in Lucasfilm’s DNA. Sure, Alden Ehrenreich recently let slip that he’s signed on for another two Star Wars movies beyond 2018, but there’s really no need for Solo to tease what comes next when Episode IX is still gestating in development.

And though J.J. Abrams and co-writer Chris Terrio are rustling up a conclusion to this current Star Wars trilogy – not to mention the Skywalker Saga – Lucasfilm still has big, big plans for the future of its crown jewel, beginning with the planned Obi-Wan Kenobi movie that’s due to enter production next spring.

Rian Johnson, Jon Favreau and Game of Thrones duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are all attached to Star Wars projects, too, with Favreau expected to take control of a live-action TV series set some seven years after the events of Jedi. And how exciting is that?

Solo: A Star Wars Story takes flight on May 25th and features a ragtag crew of grifters and gangsters, while Deadpool 2 is expected to get the ball rolling next Friday.

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