We’re down to the wire now! Rumors have been swirling around ‘Justice League’ for months. This was always going to be the case with a tentpole like this, especially in the wake of the critical drubbing ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ took last year. This is both because the film represents Zack Snyder’s follow up to that effort and to Warner Bros’ frantic efforts to course-correct their DC films in the wake of ‘BvS’ (efforts which were as obvious as they were detrimental in ‘Suicide Squad’). This scrutiny was further increased when Snyder vacated the director’s chair in the wake of a personal tragedy, leaving ‘Avengers’ director Joss Whedon to take the helm.
But now we have a mere week to go before ‘Justice League’ hits theaters, and with the film’s social media embargo lifting at noon today, we’re getting the first information on the film that hasn’t first been filtered through Warner’s PR department. We’ll likely be learning a fair bit over the next few days, but so far one of the more interesting tidbits has been in reference to the film’s post-credits scene.
Post-credits scenes are something the DC movies have notably avoided thus far (one suspects simply for the sake of being different from Marvel), with the notable exception of ‘Suicide Squad’. Jason Momoa confirmed at a recent press event that ‘Justice League’ would have one, and now we can confirm (thanks to a tweet from JoBlo’s Paul Shirey) that the film, in fact, has a pair of post-credits scenes. Given the film’s directorial provenance, this invites obvious comparisons to ‘The Avengers’. But having said that, this could just as easily have been the plan all along, perhaps as a reflection of Warner embracing a more Marvel-esque approach to their universe. For now, we can only speculate, but regardless, make sure you stay in your seat when the credits start to roll!
Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, ‘Justice League’ will serve as the flagship entry in DC’s burgeoning cinematic universe. The film will feature returning stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, and Jesse Eisenberg alongside a slate of newcomers that includes Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amber Heard, Ciaran Hinds, and J.K. Simmons. The film will arrive in theaters on November 17, 2017.