void, but any comparisons between the two are in the film proper. There isn’t even a Bond-esque “Lisbeth Salander will return” text card, which honestly isn’t all that surprising. The studio was certainly hoping to make followups to Fincher’s 2011 Dragon Tattoo, and that didn’t include any stingers. Post-credits scenes are definitely en vogue right now, but the trope isn’t for every franchise. Plenty of four-quadrant blockbusters bypass them, so it’s perfectly within reason for an adult-orientated drama to not have one.
Sony wouldn’t have rebooted the Dragon Tattoo property if it was just going to be a one-and-done endeavor, but there’s no guarantee Spider’s Web gets sequels. As indicated above, the response has been pretty muted (a sharp contrast from the Oscar-nominated Dragon Tattoo), and the word-of-mouth may sink Spider’s Web’s commercial prospects. As such, it’s smart for Sony to wait and see what they have before moving ahead with future plans. If The Girl in the Spider’s Web isn’t successful enough to warrant additional movies, they won’t have to backtrack on something that’s been officially confirmed. Lisbeth may have a following, but this isn’t a box office lock.