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Does Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Have A Post-Credits Scene?

The Rise of Skywalker wraps up the 40-plus-year-long Skywalker saga that began in 1977 with A New Hope, but does the film itself end with an after-credits treat?

Post-credits sequences are usually reserved for films in an interconnected cinematic universe that spans multiple separate franchises — like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the unofficially named DC Extended Universe — or for movies that will more likely than not receive a sequel. After all, post-credits stingers are meant to tease stories to come, places to go, people to meet, problems to solve, and mysteries to unravel. In the case of The Rise of Skywalker, the saga-concluding chapter that marks the end of an era and ties up the Star Wars sequel trilogy, one would assume the chances of seeing a post-credits scene would be slim if not totally non-existent, as there's no narrative ground left to cover by the end of the film. 

And they'd be right. When it comes to the question of whether or not The Rise of Skywalker has a post-credits scene, the answer is a solid "no."

The Rise of Skywalker had its world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, December 16, and when Disney and Lucasfilm (the two companies behind the Star Wars media property) lifted the review embargo for the film on Wednesday, December 18, multiple outlets confirmed that there's no after-credits sequence that follows the main movie. GamesRadar reports that there's nothing that even approaches the realm of Post-Credits Scene Land after the final moments of The Rise of Skywalker, not even a tiny tease for the next episode of the Star Wars film series.

Fans may still want to sit through the credits of The Rise of Skywalker

However, just because The Rise of Skywalker doesn't have a post-credits scene doesn't mean that there isn't anything interesting or enjoyable about the film's credits. 

As CNET reports, the credits include a full cast list that features some surprising reveals as to who exactly lent their voice to "pivotal scenes" in The Rise of SkywalkerGamesRadar also notes that the Rise of Skywalker's credits play out like a "celebration" of all the people who helped bring the film to fruition — everyone from the main cast and the core creative crew to department heads, best boys, gaffers, key grips, dozens of assistants, and so many more. 

Some may have expected that, at the very least, The Rise of Skywalker would have included an epic, Avengers: Endgame-style ending montage honoring the major players of the Skywalker saga — like Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, the late Carrie Fisher, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega, to name just a few — with their own send-off footage considering the movie is the culmination of decades of storytelling. However, the film went a different route and kept things simple with its credits. To each their own, right?

If you decide to stick around for the credits of The Rise of Skywalker, don't anticipate witnessing something major. If you choose to take your bucket of popcorn and head for the parking lot as soon as the screen cuts to black, walk out of the theater with the comfort and confidence that you aren't missing out on a must-see moment. 

Directed by J.J. Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker will begin screening in theaters for Thursday-night previews on December 19. Its official launch date is the following day: Friday, December 20.