Kingsman: The Golden Circle is quite long, and so you may be gunning for the lobby as soon as the final scene comes to a close. But has director Matthew Vaughn placed a crucial scene during or after the credits? Is there a post-credits scene in The Golden Circle?
Unlike the previous installment, no, there is no credits scene in Kingsman: The Golden Circle; at least, there wasn’t in the version previewed for critics. The movie doesn’t have anything during or after the credits, so as soon as the film ends, you can feel comfortable leaving without missing anything.
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That, of course, was not true of the first Kingsman, as The Secret Service had a pretty vital credits scene that really belonged in the actual movie. The official last scene of the film was Eggsy getting intimate with the princess as Merlin looked away. About 35 seconds of credits then play, just enough time for some audience members to leave the theater, until there’s a scene of Eggsy confronting his abusive step-father and giving his mother a new home. Without that scene, the whole subplot with Eggsy’s step-father has no resolution.
But with The Golden Circle, everything that’s a vital part of the story is in the movie itself, and there’s nothing hidden after the credits. There’s also no Marvel-style teaser for Kingsman 3, even though Matthew Vaughn has stated that he’s working on a third movie and that he has a Kingsman trilogy in mind here.
“When we were writing [The Golden Circle], we were thinking about Kingsman 3 too,” Vaughn told Variety. “This is the bridge, if we can pull it off and get to make another one.”
In some ways, it’s probably a good thing that Matthew Vaughn didn’t put anything at the end of the Kingsman credits, as the movie is already being criticized for its length. The film is nearly two-and-a-half hours long, and the majority of the negative reviews center around the idea that there’s just far too much packed in. Indeed, Vaughn has admitted that he went a bit overboard and that his first cut of the film was actually close to four hours.
“I was thinking, ‘How much money have I wasted, and time, cutting that much material,’” Vaughn said in a recent interview. “That was the problem about being a sequel, as well. I lost my discipline, where you’re with a bunch of friends and you go, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea.’ And it was a good idea, but everything just got longer and longer and longer.”