The interesting reason Madame Web doesn't have a post-credit scene

Are you ready to delve back into the world of superheroes? Madame Web is now on Netflix. Should you skip through the credits for a post-credit scene?
Cassandra Webb/Madame Web (Dakota Johnson) in Columbia Pictures’ MADAME WEB.
Cassandra Webb/Madame Web (Dakota Johnson) in Columbia Pictures’ MADAME WEB. /

Madame Web is officially on Netflix. This is the movie you’ve been waiting for. After all, we all know the risk with Sony superhero movies.

Dakota Johnson takes on the role of Cassandra Webb, a woman who happens to be able to see the future. She finds out that three young women are at risk of a villain coming after them, and she knows what she needs to do. It’s up to her to save them.

Of course, she has secrets and a past of her own. As she helps to guide the three women, she also has to break free from her own issues and trauma to become the hero of the story.

Madame Web doesn't have a post-credits scene

This is a superhero movie, which means post-credit scenes, right? We’ve become so used to sticking around after the credits due to the MCU. Even Sony Marvel movies continued the trend, especially when it came to the Spider-Man movies.

Well, there is some surprising news for superhero fans. There isn’t a post-credit scene for Madame Web. There is no need to skip through the credits and avoid the automatic trailers that Netflix shows after movies.

Director S.J. Clarkson shared that she made a conscious choice not to include a post-credit scene based on words from her father. She told The Hollywood Reporter that her father always told her to make sure she said everything she wanted to say within the movie. That meant there wasn’t a need for additional storytelling after the credits.

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Mattie Franklin (Celeste O’Connor), Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson), Anya Corazon (Isabela Merced), and Julia Cornwall (Sydney Sweeney) in Columbia Pictures’ MADAME WEB. © 2024 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Sony Pictures /

Does this mean a Madame Web sequel isn’t happening? The post-credit scenes are usually used to help continue the story and the universe. They offer a tease of what’s to come next.

Look at the way the MCU did post-credit scenes. We got to see the buildup to Avengers: Infinity War. We saw how Thanos was collecting the stones and got an idea of what he wanted. That helped us get excited for the big showdown in Avengers: Infinity War. Without the post-credit scenes, some of those moments would have needed to fit into the story elsewhere to help make full sense of characters and upcoming storylines.

If Clarkson hasn’t bothered with post-credit scenes, does that mean that there isn’t more to come? That wasn’t necessarily the case at the time. However, Madame Web was not the theatrical hit that Sony probably wanted. It likely means that there won’t be more to this story, although that doesn’t mean Sony won’t be able to find a way to bring back the likes of Cassandra, Morbius, and others back as that part of the Marvel world grows.

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