Back in March, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” caused a bit of a stir by its failure to include any scene after the final credits — defying what had become a run-of-the-mill staple of superhero movies in the era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Even so, “Batman v Superman” did feature the sort of content that you might expect to find in a post-credits teaser for future DC Comics movies. It just happened to come in the middle of the film, when Wonder Woman looked through Lex Luthor’s dossiers of future Justice League members Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg.
The question now, of course, is whether “Suicide Squad” follows in the Marvel-defying footsteps of “Batman v Superman” and “Man of Steel” by not having a post-credits sequence. Big-budget movie credit scrolls these days are pretty lengthy, so you need to know whether it’s safe to run out to the bathroom or if you should stay out for that extra few minutes.
The answer is that you should stay put, for at least part of the credits. A spoiler to follow.
In pre-release screenings of “Suicide Squad” thus far, there has not been any new scene tacked on to the very end of the credits, but there is one midway through.
That scene shows Viola Davis as Amanda Waller presenting dossiers on Aquaman and the Flash to none other than Bruce Wayne himself (Ben Affleck). As he leaves, Bruce tells Waller to shut down the Suicide Squad project, after the mess it made over the course of the movie.
After that bit is done, you will be safe to run out of the theater — though we do encourage all moviegoers to watch the entirety of the credits even so.
“Suicide Squad” is the third film in the burgeoning DC Extended Universe, after “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman.”
“Wonder Woman” and the first “Justice League” movie will hit theaters in 2017, with many more on the docket for 2018 and beyond.