Those who are going to see the Detective Pikachu movie in theaters may be wondering if the film has an end credits scene like many other event movies tend to have in a post-MCU world. However, we can confirm that Detective Pikachu has no end credits scene, so moviegoers are free to leave the theater once the credits roll, though the end credits sequence itself is actually quite entertaining.
While Detective Pikachu doesn't have an end credits scene, that doesn't mean that the film isn't still laying the groundwork for a larger Pokemon cinematic universe. While a Pokemon cinematic universe hasn't been confirmed, it has been rumored in the past that Detective Pikachu will serve as a launchpad for future films based on Mewtwo and even the original Pokemon Red and Blue video games.
It's worth mentioning that neither of those films have actually been confirmed at the time of this writing. However, Legendary Entertainment started work on a Detective Pikachu months ago, so fans can at least look forward to that film.
The rumored Pokemon cinematic universe likely depends on the box office success of Detective Pikachu. As previously stated, Detective Pikachu seems slated for a successful box office run, but it does have stiff competition in the form of Avengers: Endgame as well as the other big movies releasing in May. This includes films like John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and more. However, it's worth pointing out that those films lack the significant brand power of the Pokemon franchise.
Detective Pikachu has already earned the distinction of being one of the highest-rated video game movies to date, so it will be interesting to see if the relative critical success helps its box office haul in the long run.
Detective Pikachu is now in theaters worldwide.