Starting with the very first Iron Man movie, Marvel Studios began the habit of adding additional scenes during or after the credits to help set up future movies in the series. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC is launching their own cinematic universe, so they could very easily follow suit as they have a lot of world building to do. All we know for sure is that none of the early screenings have included any action during the credits. However, that doesn’t mean that something won’t pop up when the film is officially released.
Last night I attended an official press screening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. As you might expect, a number of those in attendance hung out while the credits rolled to see if there was anything left to see. To be fair, I always watch credits. It’s a weird quirk. We didn’t get anything added as a stinger on the end of our screening, and after speaking with a few other folks at Cinema Blend who also attended early screenings, they did not either. This seems to be the case across the board as Screen Rant also reports they came up empty. We have reached out to the studio for comment, but have yet to hear.
However, it wouldn’t be the first time that a post-credits sequence was held from the early screenings and only shown as part of the theatrical release. It happened very recently with Deadpool. That film had two post-credits scenes, and early press only saw one. Even Marvel has done it as well, holding the Howard the Duck sequence off of Guardians of the Galaxy until release.
The problem, of course, is that with DC we don’t have any history of what to expect here. Man of Steel didn’t have anything added to the credits, but nothing had been announced regarding the greater DC universe at that point. Any work that had been done was behind the scenes only, so there wasn’t anything that a post-credits scene in Man of Steel could have shown us. Here, there are at least options for what they could do with it. We know that Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg will all be major parts of future films. The actors have been cast, so getting them to do something would have been easy. They could have also given us an actual scene from Suicide Squad, or possibly even Wonder Woman to get us excited for the movies that are coming up next.
We’ll certainly be watching the theaters on Thursday night and Friday to see if anything changes. If you’re planning on seeing it opening night you may want to hang out during the credits just to be safe. In the meantime, try your hand at Batman trivia!
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