During an interview with IGN, Damon Lindelof revealed that he wanted Samuel L. Jackson to appear in a post-credits cameo of Tomorrowland, but it’s not what you think. His proposal actually involves a tongue-in-cheek scene that merges the Disney universe with that of both Marvel’s and Star Wars’.
“My pitch was that there was going to be a post-credits scene in Tomorrowland and at the very end of the movie, if you watch the credits, there’s a pin and you see someone picking it up. And the reveal would be that Sam Jackson, wearing an eye patch and holding a lightsaber and he looks sort of befuddled – maybe a Frozone uniform – and he goes ‘I’m in this one too?’ And bam, cut to black.”
The “Frozone” he’s talking about is a character from The Incredibles, who Sam Jackson played the voice for, but you probably already know that. It’s likely he’ll return — along with his character — for The Incredibles 2.
Why Didn’t This Happen?
In case you couldn’t tell from Lindelof’s comment it was nothing more than a silly idea. They weren’t actually planning on having a post-credits scene like this at the end of Tomorrowland, as awesome as that would be.
However, it kind of shows how obsessed movie makers and movie-goers have become with these Marvel-style post-credits scenes. The tactic has been around for a long time, but it wasn’t actually common until Marvel began using it. Now, it seems like so many movies out there could potentially tease a sequel with something as simple as a post-credits cameo. I can name five films coming to theaters soon that might feature a post-credits moment including Marvel’s Ant-Man, Jurassic World, Terminator: Genisys, Fantastic Four, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Are there any other upcoming movies that you think might feature a post-credits scene?