‘The Meg’ End Credits: Is There a Post-Credits Scene?

Getty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham at the premiere.

The Meg has been getting lots of attention due to to its campy tone and star-studded cast made up of Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing and Rainn Wilson. Entertainment Weekly called it “ridiculous, cheesy popcorn fun.” As with most blockbusters these days, however, fans might be wondering whether The Meg has a post-credits scene.

Does ‘The Meg’ have a bonus scene after the credits?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. There is not a post-credits scene in The Meg. There has, however, been talks about a potential sequel. Statham, who plays the heroic diver Jonas Taylor, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of a second shark adventure.

THE MEG – Official Trailer #1 [HD]TheMeg.movie Facebook.com/MegMovie Twitter.com/MegMovie Instagram.com/MegMovie #TheMeg Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”). In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time. Rounding out the international main cast of “The Meg” are Rainn Wilson (TV’s “The Office,” “Super”), Ruby Rose (“xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), Winston Chao (“Skiptrace,” “Kabali”), Page Kennedy (TV’s “Rush Hour”), Jessica McNamee (“The Vow,” TV’s “Sirens”), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“The BFG,” TV’s “The Missing”), Robert Taylor (“Focus,” TV’s “Longmire”), New Zealander Cliff Curtis (“The Dark Horse,” “Risen,” TV’s “Fear the Walking Dead”), Sophia Shuya Cai (“Somewhere Only We Know”), and Masi Oka (TV’s “Hawaii Five-0,” “Heroes”). Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the “Transformers” films), Belle Avery (“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) and Colin Wilson (“Suicide Squad,” “Avatar”) produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Randy Greenberg, Wayne Wei Jiang, and Barrie Osborne serving as executive producers. Turteltaub’s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (“Changeling,” “Sully,” “American Sniper,” “The Hunger Games”), Oscar-winning production designer Grant Major (“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “X-Men- Apocalypse”), editor Steven Kemper (“Salt,” “Mission: Impossible II,” “Face/Off”) and costume designer Amanda Neale (“Truth,” “Pete’s Dragon,” “What We Do in the Shadows”). Filming on “The Meg” was accomplished on location in China and New Zealand. “The Meg” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures. It is production of di Bonaventura Pictures, Apelles Entertainment, Maeday Productions, Inc., and Flagship Entertainment, in association with Beijing Digital Impression (BDI) Film, Inc. “The Meg” will be distributed in China by Gravity Pictures, and throughout the rest of the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company. It is slated for release on August 10, 2018.2018-04-10T01:00:12.000Z

“I think it’s like anything in this day and age — if it makes money, there’s obviously an appetite to make more money,” he said. “And if it doesn’t do well, they’ll soon sweep it under the carpet. But that’s the way Hollywood works. Everyone tries to make a good film, and it lies in the hands of the audience. People are the ultimate decider; the audience is the decider of whether anything gets to be a sequel or not.”

When asked about the prospect of a sequel, director Jon Turtletaub was similarly hopeful. “Fortunately, we have a whole series of books with a whole series of ideas,” he told Slash Film. “So there’s all kinds of stuff in there to do. Jaws again becomes a template of things to do and not do, right? The sequels to Jaws very quickly became real stretches to try to find another way to do this movie.”

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Part of it is in your first movie, there’s the mystery of what it is,” he continued. “And by the time you get to your second movie, you don’t have that. And you can very quickly go too big, too fast.”

There has also been mention of scenes that had to be cut, or did not make it into the film despite Turteltaub’s efforts. In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, the director explained that the PG-13 rating that The Meg received ultimately kept him from including more “horrifying” death scenes.

“I am so disappointed the film wasn’t more bloody or disgusting,” he added. “My wife is glad about it and I’m glad my kids can see the movie, but the number of really horrifying, disgusting and bloody deaths we had lined up that we didn’t get to do is tragic.”

Turtletaub, who’s also directed The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the National Treasure films, said that some of the gruesome moments he shot made the cut but were later trimmed down to make them more palatable.

“There was some really good s**t that didn’t survive to the final cut,” he revealed. “We shot or even did a lot of visual effects for [gory scenes]. We just realized there’s no way we’re keeping this PG-13 if we show this. It’s too fun a movie to not let people who don’t like blood and people who are under, say, 14 years old into the theatre.”

“I was very hesitant to cut out a lot of blood and gore,” he added. “I wouldn’t have if I thought it was wrecking the story but it wasn’t. It still looked okay. I’ll sit down privately with your audience and take them through some really nasty s**t.”