Does Elvis have an after credits scene? Directed by Baz Luhrmann from a screenplay he co-wrote with Sam Bromell, and Craig Pearce, Elvis tackles the story of its titular character, the effect he had on the music world, the mythology surrounding the singer, and his relationship with manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
Elvis has been years in the making. First announced in 2014, Luhrmann — who has directed the Leonardo DiCaprio-led Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby, and Moulin Rouge! — brings his well-known glitz and theatricality to the story of Elvis Presley. The film was meant to start production in the early months of 2020, but was delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, with an initial release date scheduled for October 2021 before that was pushed to June 2022. The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it received a 12-minute standing ovation. Austin Butler’s portrayal of Elvis has been praised, with the film receiving a mostly positive reception from critics.
As Elvis launches in theaters nationwide, audiences might be wondering whether Luhrmann’s biopic has a post-credits scene. When it comes to Elvis, the film does not have an after credits scene, so viewers don’t have to wait around afterwards in the hopes they’ll catch something additional. Such scenes have become more popular in recent days, typically acting as a teaser for what’s to come in a future sequel. Other times, they’re just fun add-ons that don’t expand on the story, solely there for entertainment purposes.
The credits simply start rolling when the film has reached its finale. However, it is always encouraged that audiences sit for a few additional minutes to absorb the story and appreciate those who worked behind-the-scenes on Elvis alongside Luhrmann to bring Elvis to the screen. To be sure, an after credits scene in a film as grand and stylistic as Luhrmann’s Elvis may not have made much sense. Biopics don’t tend to have post-credits scenes considering the nature of the genre After all, there is nothing to hint at or add after a couple hours or more spent revisiting an icon’s life.
While Elvis doesn’t have a post-credits scene, it’s possible viewers will want to revisit the late singer’s discography, including his 1968 Christmas special on NBC, after watching the film. There is a lot of music to be enjoyed within the film’s nearly three-hour runtime (the director's cut is longer), which brings back and highlights some of Elvis’ greatest hits and moments throughout his career.