The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix sequels had an unprecedented advantage when it came to a post-credits stinger. Released a mere six months apart, fans of the series waited out the names of Reloaded‘s cast and crew for their first peak at the November trilogy-ender Matrix Revolutions. The trailer was a zippy blast of whiz bang pow visuals that would make even Michael Bay require a sedative – and the full movie remained true to the tease. In fact, it’s rumored that Revolutions was just a two hour trailer for a version of the movie audiences never saw. To this day, film scholars continue to debate, “what the hell they just watched.”
Finding Nemo (2003)
Pixar loves throwing small gags or easter eggs into their credit sequences, but Finding Nemo is one of the only films that has a true post-credit scene.
The terrifying angler fish from earlier in the film returns to prey on another wee little sea creature…who has a much bigger jaw then the anyone expects. But did anyone stop and think what that angler fish’s dad must be thinking right now?! I smell a sequel. Get Randy Newman on the phone.