Justice League What do the mid-credits and post-credits scenes mean
You must have stayed for the two scenes that appear after Justice League. Here we will take a look at what the two scenes mean and whether they portend anything in DC Extended Universe.
This piece is about the scenes that appear after the Justice League movie, so there would inevitably be spoilers. If you have not watched it, and plan to do so, do not read further.
Justice League, DC and Warner Bros’ answer to Avengers, is one of the most divisive films this year in the sense that critics and fans seem to have vastly different opinions on it. It has received mixed to negative critical reception but most fans seem to love it. At least that’s what Rotten Tomatoes suggests. Its Tomatometer is currently at a measly 39%, but 86% of audiences have said that they liked it.
Those of you who have seen it must have stayed for the two scenes that appear after the movie, one in mid-credits and the other in post-credits. Here we will take a look at what the two scenes mean and whether they portend anything in DC Extended Universe.
Mid-credits scene: Superman vs Flash
A short while after credits begin rolling, Ezra Miller’s Flash and Henry Cavill’s Superman contest to see who is the faster man between them. During the movie, when Superman went mad just after his resurrection and took on the entire Justice League alone without breaking a sweat, Flash, whose sole superpower is that he is blazing fast got the shock of his life when he saw the Man of Steel’s gaze could follow him easily as he was coming around Superman to ambush him from behind.
In the comics, there is a friendly rivalry between these two characters as to who can run faster, and most of the time the race ends in a draw, so this little scene did not really have any significance other than a nod to the comic book rivalry. Sadly, we did not get to see who won, as the scene ended just when the duo started the race.
Post-credits scene: Injustice League?
It is revealed in post-credits that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor is out of the prison and is actually chilling in a yacht. But that is not all. Lex Luthor meets the deadly mercenary Deathstroke (played by Joe Manganiello) and talks of making a league of their own in response to the Justice League.
Deathstroke is one of the favourite characters among DC fans and Marvel’s Deadpool was actually a ripoff (and a parody) of Deathstroke. Even Deadpool’s real name, Wade Wilson, derives from Deathstroke’s Slade Wilson. The ‘league’ that Deathstroke and Luthor are talking about may turn out to be Injustice League, which is antithesis of Justice League and full of villains such as The Joker, Penguin, Bizarro, and Bane.