A movie may come to an end when the credits roll, but it’s rarely the true end of the story, whether a love story is left to flourish for decades more, or far more intriguingly, the hero’s fate is firmly left up in the air.
These 12 movies released in 2017 all made intriguing inferences about the potentially grim fates that await their protagonists and supporting characters alike. From the direct implication of a cliffhanger ending to the more subtle consequences of a character’s arc throughout a film, it’s basically all spelled out for viewers.
Whatever the end result, there’s no way these characters survived long past the movie itself, and for the most part their demises would’ve been pretty damn unpleasant.
Of course, there’s always room for speculation and nothing past the credits is ever quite certain, but it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to figure these ones out. Deny it all you like, but for these characters, death is surely just a short time away…