After credits scenes have become common in blockbuster films. While Pirates of the Caribbean was an early example, the Marvel movies starting with Iron Man have really pioneered the concept. In fact, the 2008 film’s end credit sequence that teased the eventual Avengers film is probably one of the most famous post credits scenes in history.
So wondering if there is an after credits scene in Godzilla 2014?
The answer: no
This blog will avoid major spoilers, but once the screen cuts the black and the credits roll, that’s it.
There is no after credits or mid credits scene in Godzilla (2014).
Audiences get to enjoy some of Alexandre Desplat’s great music. Themes used include “Godzilla!” and “Back to the Ocean”. Also, Godzilla (1954) actor Akira Takarada is mentioned in the credits, even though his role was cut from the final film.
To sum up, is there a reason to stay until the lights come up in the theater? No, unless you like normal movie credits or are interested in seeing the name credits of thousands of people who did the many special effects sequences of Godzilla and MUTO in the film. There are no teases for future films, no Easter eggs at the end, and no hints at other established monsters coming in later Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. movies like King Ghidorah, Rodan or Mothra.
So feel free to exit when it fades to black and beat others to the ceremonial bathroom visit before leaving the theater.
Also, don’t assume this film sets a precedent, either. It’s very likely that future entries in this franchise may or may not offer after credits scenes of their own. This sequences are particularly effective at teasing sequels or events to come in later movies, primarily because those who stay to the end are the more hardcore members of the audience who would be more eager for some additional world building. So just because this film didn’t have an after credits scene, it’s possible the movie’s follow up will.