Black Adam is the newest entry in the DC Extended Universe and one that will shake the entire franchise to its core. Dwayne Johnson stars as the titular character, and fans are eager to see what the producers have in store. Today, however, we might’ve gotten a little hint suggesting an epic post-credits scene. So, how many post-credits scenes are in Black Adam?
Black Adam is confirmed to have at least one post-credits scene and is rumored to have another one. Although nothing has been confirmed, it seems that fans will get what they wanted and see Henry Cavill’s Superman return to the DCEU to confront Johnson’s Black Adam.
As I’ve mentioned, nothing has been confirmed as of now, but there are so many hints around the internet that suggest Black Adam and Superman will face off against each other somewhere in the future of the Franchise – and there are even rumored details of their first encounter revealed. Let’s dive into it!
Does Black Adam have a post-credits scene?
From numerous sources around the internet, including people from test screenings sharing their thoughts online, it’s all but confirmed that Black Adam has at least one post-credits scene – one that will have major implications and repercussions for the future of the DCEU franchise.
The newest hint at an epic post-credits scene came from the Black Adam producer, Dany Garcia, revealing a surprise for the movie:
It was said that they have a ‘secret end credit scene’ that they’ve been ‘working on for six years.’ That’s absolutely huge, especially if you’ve followed the DCEU so far. That little detail – six years in the making – tells us more than meets the eye at first.
People speculated, and rumored for months – even years now – that Black Adam and Superman will face each other somewhere in the future of the DCEU. Even Dwayne Johnson himself gave his thoughts on the matter, saying that the whole point of his character is to shift the power rankings of the franchise and face Superman somewhere in the future.
Also, when you think about the ‘six years in the making’ comment, it’s actually another hint at Superman’s return. Cavill donned the Superman cape the last time in 2016’s Justice League movie (barring Zack Snyder’s directorial cut from 2021). That, once again, hints at Cavill’s return as Superman.
You thought that’s all the information we’re working with, right? Well, you’d be wrong. Some details of the final post-credits scene leaked from people who watched the movie during test screenings. None of it was officially confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt, but there are so many details to it that it’s hard to ignore.
Essentially, Viola Davis’ DCEU character, Amanda Waller (basically DCEU’s Nick Fury), visits Black Adam, sitting on his throne in Khandaq. She tells him he better not leave it, as it’s his prison now, to which he responds that, basically, he’ll do what he wants because nobody on this planet can stop him.
That’s when Waller says something like – okay, then we’ll get somebody NOT from this planet. At that point, we see a shadowy, caped figure flying in through the smoke. It’s Superman, saying it’s been a while since somebody made the world so nervous, urging Black Adam to talk to him. Whether it’s Cavill or another actor is uncertain (but I bet it’s Cavill).
This particular sequence is all but confirmed, but we’ll just have to wait for the movie to premiere on October 21, 2022, to get the official confirmation.
What does the new Black Adam post-credits scene mean for the future of the DCEU?
We had Dwayne Johnson say Black Adam will fight Superman somewhere along the line of the franchise, and now, we have the all-but-confirmed post-credits scene depicting their first face-to-face encounter. So, what does that mean for the future of the DCEU?
Well, first of all, it means we’re in for a whole lot of fun. I’m a firm believer that the DCEU is treading in the right direction – especially knowing that Black Adam will introduce the entire Justice Society of America to the mix, including Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and others.
The scene means we’ll have a Henry Cavill return to the franchise after we all thought he was done with the role – and I love it. It also means that Black Adam will not be a one-off character but rather a recurring antihero that will, indeed, shake the power rankings of the franchise.
Also, it’s almost certain that Black Adam will face his signature enemy, Shazam, somewhere along the line, but that hasn’t been confirmed, nor was it announced, meaning it likely won’t happen any time soon.
Another thing I want to address is the enthusiasm and optimism seen from fans who had the privilege to watch the movie in advance, like the Twitter account SuperheroesNow:
They say the film is super fun, and again, all but confirm the scene with Superman. I can’t wait to see where the DCEU is heading, but I guess we’ll have to hold on for at least another week as we wait for the premiere of Black Adam.