Sadly, the titular Cocaine Bear is not expected to return in something like “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” even though one can hope so. However, we do get to see the teenage gang known as the Duchamps’ sole survivor, the gangly Stache (Aaron Holliday as a character whose name is only revealed in the film’s credits), as he decides his near-death experience was a bit of a wake-up call. Earlier in the film, he had said that he and his now-deceased friends, Vest (J.B. Moore) and Ponytail (Leo Hanna), were planning on moving to New York City soon. With just the clothes on his back and a duffel bag of cocaine hanging from his shoulder, we see him hitching a ride to the city with a sheep-hearder, almost forgetting to take the bag away from the idle sheep in the truck bed.
We get to see a few more rounds of credits before we move on to the second and final credits scene. Once reformed drug peddlers Eddie (Alden Ehrenreich) and Daveed (O’Shea Jackson, Jr.) return to their St. Louis headquarters with a new dog named Rosette, the latter realizes that they’re missing one block of cocaine that they managed to retrieve from the forest. They look at Rosette suspiciously, and it’s ultimately up to us to decide whether she managed to eat an entire block of coke without dying. Also, as one final send-off to the titular bear and her two cubs, we hear two hikers comment on how cute they look before they begin staring them down.
What does this mean for a potential sequel? Who knows! “Cocaine Bear” is now playing in theaters.