It’s been a three-year wait since the first Jurassic World film, but sequel Fallen Kingdom has finally arrived (in the UK at least – the
US release date is a little later) bringing with it all the killer dinosaurs, exploding volcanoes, and ruggedly handsome Chris Pratt you could ask for.
As with any
big blockbuster though, fans going to watch the film in cinemas will have one big question in their minds as the film nears its end: do I need to sit through the end credits for a bonus scene? Well wonder no longer: we’ve seen the film already, and can report exactly how many post credit scenes there are, how long you’ve got to wait, and whether they’re even worth it.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the film is available now in the US on
digital formats and
Blu-ray and DVD, and after a bit of a delay it’s arrived in the UK too, with the
digital version here and the
disc version here. You can also head straight to
our review if you want to find out what we thought of it.
How many post credit scenes are there?
There is just one end credit scene in Jurassic World 2, and it comes right at the veeeeery end of the credits, so you will have to fast forward through five minutes of scrolling names to get there – there’s no mid-credit scene to keep you entertained along the way.
What is the Jurassic World 2 end credit scene?
If you want to know ahead of time what happens in the post credit scene – or just whether it’s worth waiting for – we’ve got you covered.
First up, we can confirm that the scene is not a major plot reveal or sequel tease, and if you miss it you really won’t be missing much – it’s really just a brief, fun moment that follows on from the main film’s final scenes. If you want to know exactly what happens, read on: but obviously beware, it’s spoilers from here on out.
The ending of the main film finally sees the realisation of the title, as Jeff Goldblum’s character welcomes us to Jurassic World, complete with dinosaurs running amok: the mosasaurus snacking on a surfer, T-Rex facing off a lion, and Blue the raptor deciding whether or not to settle down in suburbia.
The post-credit scene is simply a continuation of the theme, a shot that honestly could have been inserted into the montage with the rest: it shows a few of the pterosaurs that escaped captivity flapping around what looks like a radio tower. As the camera slowly pans, we realise what we’re actually looking at: the Las Vegas Strip, as the pterosaurs look down on the Bellagio fountain show and presumably consider their next meal.
It’s a fun little beat, but it lasts all of ten seconds and doesn’t exactly advance the plot, as we already knew the dinosaurs were loose – so unless you’re absolutely committed to watching every second of the film, we’re not sure it’s really worth holding out through the credits for it.