John Boyega's Jake Pentecost and Scott Eastwood's Nate Lambert lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots.

Even movie franchises that aren’t really established franchises are eager to prove the movie isn’t really over when it ends. And for that reason, the post-credits scene of Pacific Rim Uprising happens right away. It’s small act of desperation, but the good news is, you don’t have to wait too long for the bonus footage.

No spoilers for Pacific Rim Uprising, just info about how long to wait for the post-credits scene.

This being a budding franchise and all, Pacific Rim Uprising does have what amounts to a post-credits scene after the movie ends, but you won’t have to wait very long to see it. In fact, you won’t have to wait at all.

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters Friday, and in it, John Boyega plays Jake, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost from the first movie. Together with a fresh generation of young Jaeger pilots, he combats a new threat related to the Kaiju that we won’t spoil here. But the adventure is a fun, action-filled spectacle that does its best to eliminate most connections to the first movie in favor of bringing its universe in a new direction.

John Boyega as Jake Pentecost in 'Pacific Rim Uprising' throwing a punch in Gipsy Avenger.
John Boyega as Jake Pentecost in 'Pacific Rim Uprising' throwing a punch in Gipsy Avenger.

A big part of that comes in an epilogue scene that happens immediately after the film itself ends. Yes, Pacific Rim Uprising delivers its post-credits scene before any of the credits roll.

We might as well call it a “pre-credits” scene. The main action wraps up, we get “PACIFIC RIM UPRISING” plastered across the screen, and the whole thing jumps right into the seemingly “extra” scene.

You don’t even have to watch any of the credits if you don’t want to.

You’ll have to see the film for yourself to know what goes down in this particular scene — or read it somewhere else — but it does offer some nice connective tissue between all three Pacific Rim movies (assuming we do indeed get a third).

Charlie Day as Dr. Newt Geiszler in 'Pacific Rim Uprising'.
Your gleeful face when you realize you don't have to wait.

If Pacific Rim Uprising does anything superbly well, it’s in how it establishes that some events from the first movie you might’ve overlooked actually have lasting consequences for this world. As such, Uprising also goes in some surprising directions, defying your expectations at almost every turn — even in this final scene.

During a time when Marvel movies condition us to expect a string of post-credits scenes we have to sit through, Pacific Rim Uprising does us the favor of being more upfront with its gratuitous teases.

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on Friday, March 23.

Check out the trailer right here:

Photos via Universal Pictures (1, 2, 3)