I just watched Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, a piece of 1960s American International Pictures silliness. During the closing credits, it announces that certain folks making guest appearances in this film (including Annette Funicello) were soon to be seen in “THE GIRL IN THE GLASS BIKINI” (quotation marks theirs.) However, that film was actually released as The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, and failed to include Annette.
Which lead me to think about such closing credit teasers… off the top of my head, I cannot recall a one that was ever truly accurate. To some degree, they’ve been used as a parody item to suggest that the film is part of a style of series film that it really isn’t. I’m not saying that Doctor Detroit 2: The Revenge of Mom, Buckaroo Banzai vs. The World Crime League, or History of the World Part 2 (for which the coming attraction trailer was perhaps the funniest part of the film) wouldn’t have been made had the first film been a blockbuster, but that wasn’t the point. And the others that come to mind were all Kevin Smith’s announcements about where Jay & Silent Bob would appear next. The end of Clerks referenced that they would return in Dogma… which they did, but it was three films later. The end of Mallrats got their next appearance correct (Chasing Amy), but the end of Chasing Amy promised they’d return in Clerks 2: Hardly Clerkin’, rather than what occured (Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.)
Can any of you blogreaders recall examples of accurate coming-next end-credit claims? (I assume there was some such thing in Kill Bill vol. 1; I no longer recall. After 1, I didn’t care if there was a 2.)