Suicide Squad After-Credits Scene: Should You Stay Through The Credits?

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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 Suicide Squad After-Credits Scene Spoiler Description/Analysis

The Suicide Squad after-credits scene (or should we call it a mid-credits scene?) shows Viola Davis as U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller meeting in private with Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) in her office. Waller, who was the one responsible for putting together the Suicide Squad, asks for Wayne's influence in helping to cover up the damage done to the city from the events of the movie. In return, she offers up dossier files on the "meta-humans" which will someday make up the Justice League.

But does Bruce Wayne really need even more data on Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman at this point? Apparently, he does. /Film editor Angie Han has joked to me that Bruce Wayne just loves his files, he can never have enough. It's also hinted that they both have dirt on each other, so maybe that's part of the overall deal. Bruce accepts the files, and while leaving the office, he says something about friendship.

Waller responds, "I don't believe in friendship, I believe in leverage." He looks at her, and she follows, "You look tired. You should stop working nights." He replied, "If you don't shut it down someone will do it for you," or something to that effect, and then leaves.

The scene is fun, and I like that Warner Bros is trying to build a connected DC Cinematic Universe throughout these films, but it just strikes me odd that the scene serves no real purpose. In Marvel Studios movies the after-credits scenes seem to either give you a tease at what's coming next (like Loki with the Tesseract, Thor's hammer in the desert, or Thanos at the end of The Avengers) or offer a joke (like the alien beast creature at the end of Thor: The Dark World or Howard The Duck at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy).

The Suicide Squad after-credits scene seems to serve little to no purpose. We get a fun cameo from Ben Affleck reprising his role as Bruce Wayne. He already knows about the meta-humans, so seeing him getting more files on them isn't eventful. Maybe they are trying to set up that Batman and or the Justice League will be at odds with the Suicide Squad in the eventual sequel? Or maybe it's just an out to explain why the Suicide Squad isn't blamed for the city's destruction? Both of those explanations are possible, but it comes off more like a Justice League set-up, but not giving fans anything new — just more files.