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Spoiler Warning: Please stop right here if you do not want to know what happens in the Suicide Squad after-credits scene.

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I will now tell you what happens in the Suicide Squad after-credits scene.

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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.

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