Earlier today at a press conference for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams stated that the hotly anticipated next entry into the worldwide revered saga contains no post-credits sequence whatsoever. There isn’t even a middle-credits stinger. Basically, once the movie is over, you can feel free to leave the theater, provided sticking around to nod your head in appreciation at a bunch of unfamiliar names isn’t your thing.
This follows tradition, as no Star Wars film has ever had an after-credits scene, with the closest scenario resembling audible signature breathing from Darth Vader during Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. If anything, that’s more of a nifty Easter Egg.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.