The Batman has an end credit scene (and here’s its hidden meaning)

The Batman. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics. Pictures release. © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Batman. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics. Pictures release. © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

The Batman has finally hit theaters and the film indeed contains an after-credits scene, but the hidden meaning within the scene might have gone unnoticed. 

After several years in development, Matt Reeves’ spin on one of the most beloved and iconic characters of all time has finally hit theaters!

Starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role, The Batman puts a unique spin on the Caped Crusader with a film that is quickly winning over audiences across the globe.

While there is a lot to unpack from the film, chances are if you’ve made it to this page you’re just getting ready to see the film or are sitting in a theater right now trying to figure out if there is a reason to stick around for the credits.

Warning: Mild spoilers ahead. 

Does The Batman have a post-credits scene?

If you’re hoping to see a post-credits scene after watching The Batman which will be used to tease a follow-up project, we have some bad news for you.

There is no post-credits scene for The Batman. Instead, once the film ends, the credits for the lead cast begin to roll and go right into the credits for the movie without any post-credit scene featured within the movie.

Does The Batman have an end credits scene?

While The Batman does not have a post-credits scene, the film does contain an after-credits scene… it’s just not the most typical after-credits scene.

Instead of showing new footage teasing a follow-up project, after the credits roll, audiences see a green question mark appear similar to the one the Riddler used throughout the film when writing on his rataalada website. After the question mark appears, the phrase “Good Bye” appears following a quick flash of text that is nearly impossible to catch in real-time.

If you happened to press pause at the right moment, though, you’ll find the text teased was to the Riddler’s website

What is

By following the clue laid out at the end of The Batman, you’ll end up on which is a website inspired by the Riddler’s dark web browser. Upon pulling up the site, the Riddler reveals that he has some questions for you to answer and asks users if they’re interested in proceeding.

If you select yes, the website will then ask you a series of riddles. Answer correctly and you’ll get a special treat in the form of a downloadable video file that is an extension of the film which teases a potential villain for a sequel.

Note: The riddles that are about to follow might appear in unique orders. 

I am first a fraud or a trick riddle answer

The first riddle presented by the Riddler is “I am first a fraud or a trick. Or perhaps a blend of the two. That’s up to you.” The answer to this riddle is confusion.

What was new, is new again riddle answer

The second riddle posed by the Riddler is “What was new, is new again. Rebirth. Restoration. Reformation.” The answer to this riddle is renewal.

Fear he who hides behind one riddle answer

The final riddle posed by the Riddler is “Fear who hides behind one.” The answer to this riddle is Mask.

What Am I file password

If you successfully are able to answer all of the Riddler’s riddles– which thanks to our answers above you should have been able to successfully guess — you’ll be able to download a file which is titled “What Am I.”

Interestingly, if you click the file to open it, you’ll find the file is encrypted and requires a password. To access the file, you’ll need to enter the password of “Promise.” After you’ve entered the password, you’ll be able to view a video from the Riddler which furthers his campaign against Thomas Wayne and includes a spoiler about who could appear as a villain in a future film.

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