Prey (2022) is currently streaming on Hulu and Disney+, and has opened to impressive numbers and a solid critical reception. If you've already seen it, perhaps you missed the end credits. But don't worry - we can bring you up to speed. So, does Prey have a post-credits scene? Let's find out...
Check out the official trailer for Prey below:
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Prey is the seventh movie in the Predator series, following Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010), The Predator (2018), and spin-off movies Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Reqiuem (2007).
However, it takes place long before the original 1987 film, as it's set in 1719. As per 20th Century Studios and Hulu, here's the official synopsis for Prey:
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago during 1719, the film follows Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior, who has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains. So when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien with a technologically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
— 20th Century Studios and Hulu
To say that Prey ends on a cliffhanger would be something of a stretch, however, it does leave a few stones unturned, as Naru, who has successfully killed the "feral" Predator, warns her tribe to move to "safer ground".
Naru is obviously concerned that more Predators could show up, and as such wants her people to be as prepared as possible, should such an event transpire. And this is where Prey ends and the credits begin to roll.
However, for the first time in the franchise's history, Prey does have a little surprise for fans hidden in the credits, although this is technically a mid-credits scene, and there is no post-credits scene to be aware of.
The credits feature cave painting-style animation that depicts the aftermath of Naru's battle with the Predator, and we see three Predator ships arriving at the Camanche's new home, which means that this is not the end for Naru.
While it might seem somewhat lazy that the filmmakers decided to wrap up this story using mid-credits animation, it's entirely possible that it's simply setting up a future film, although this remains to be seen.
Either way, this should definitely be considered canon, even if it just for a bit of fun and nothing else. It's likely that, following the death of the feral Predator, others arrive to face the now-great warrior Naru, and perhaps others like her.
This might also explain how the flintlock pistol which Naru acquired from a French fur trader winds up in the possession of the Predators, as seen at the end of Predator 2 (1992).
At the end of that film, Danny Glover's Detective Mike Harrigan is given that same flintlock pistol by the "greyback" Predators as a reward for defeating the movie's main Predator on their spaceship.
With that said, it's entirely possible that this will be explained in a follow-up to Prey, as opposed to something that happens off-screen.
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Prey is currently streaming on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ internationally.