Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Now that the reviews for Suicide Squad have hit the interwebs, you might be wondering if the film has a post-credits scene. This weekend when you see Suicide Squad, should you remain in your seat until after the credits finish?
Well, the answer to that question should almost always be yes. You should show your respect for the many people who worked on a film like this. But I get it; time is valuable, and you probably want to cut out of the cinema and start discussing how bad the movie’s villains were with your friends or significant other.
But for Suicide Squad, you’ll want to remain in your seat as the film features a mid-credits sequence (you know, a scene that takes place after the elaborate animated credits but before the more boring slow scroll). There was not a scene at the end of the scrolling credits at the press screenings, and it’s not believed that Warner Bros. is holding back anything for the theatrical release — but you never know (Marvel has done this in the past).
This is definitely a change in strategy for the DC Cinematic Universe. You may recall, days after Batman v Superman hit theaters, Warner Bros released a deleted scene from the movie online, confusing most fans as deleted scenes usually surface to promote the home video release of a film and aren’t typically used to end-cap the opening weekend. While I was on the set of Justice League, director Zack Snyder revealed that the scene was originally going to be an after-credits scene:
That scene I guess was our way of — I kind thought like, “Oh, that would be a cool after-credits sequence.” But then I was like, “I don’t know, can I do that?” because Marvel kind of does that. “Is that a thing?” So we were like, “Oh! Well, maybe there’s another way to do it, by just having it [online]” — does that make sense?
You can watch that scene, which was integrated into the ending of the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition, below:
In a post-Batman v Superman world, it seems like Warner Bros and DC are not afraid to do what “Marvel kind of does.” In fact, there have been reports that the studio is responsible for the mess that the film has become in an effort to make the film more like a Marvel movie and not like Batman v Superman. So of course Suicide Squad has a credits scene, like those used in the Marvel Studios films, to tease the later installments of the cinematic universe.
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