Black Adam has an after credit scene (and here’s what it means)

DWAYNE JOHNSON as Black Adam in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “BLACK ADAM,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
DWAYNE JOHNSON as Black Adam in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “BLACK ADAM,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures /

Black Adam has finally hit theaters and the film indeed contains a post-credits scene, one that could indicate big things to come in the DCEU.

After more than a decade in development, Dwayne Johnson’s vision of bringing Black Adam to the big screen has finally become a reality with the film opening in theaters worldwide.

Nearly 5,000 years after being imprisoned, Black Adam is freed from his tomb and ready to use the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods gifted to him to once again enact his own special kind of justice onto the world. In this new modern-day era, Black Adam will face new challenges including the Justice Society’s Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone who seek to return him to eternal captivity.

There is a lot to unpack from the film, but 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.

Is there a Black Adam after credit scene?

If you’re seeing Black Adam in theaters, you’re going to want to stay glued to your seat once the credits begin following because there is a post-credit scene to enjoy. After the film ends, the main title sequence plays and then leads into the film’s one and only post-credits scene.

That’s right, there is only one Black Adam post-credits scene to enjoy in the film. We know, it’s disappointing that there aren’t more than one scenes to enjoy; however, the one post-credits scene the film does contain packs quite a powerful punch and is sure to leave fans talking!

Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead. 

Superman, Zack Snyder's Justice League, DCEU
Henry Cavill (Superman / Clark Kent) in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max /

Black Adam post credit scene explained

Following the events of the film, Black Adam returns to Kahndaq where he is met by an unexpected visitor: the one and only Amanda Waller.

Appearing via a hologram drone, Waller makes it clear he’s got her full attention and that if he knows what is best for him, he’ll stay in Kahndaq. As Waller warns, “This is going to be your only warning: you don’t want to stay in my prison, that’s fine, Kahndaq is your prison now. You step one foot outside of it, you will not live to regret it.”

Not one to take kindly to threats, Black Adam tells Waller that there’s no one on the planet who can stop him which is when she reminds him she has the power to call in a favor from those who aren’t from this planet.

He then challenges Waller to send them all before the destroys the drone used as a communication tool which triggers a moment fans likely thought would never come again in a DC Extended Universe film. Emerging from the smoke of the destroyed drone is none other than Superman himself, played once again by Henry Cavill who is seen featuring an updated super suit that is sure to send chills down the spines of audiences.

Upon arriving Superman confesses that it’s been a while since anyone has made the world as nervous as Black Adam has and that they really “should talk.” This triggers an intrigued smirk from Black Adam as the scene fades to black.

The moment seems to have changed the trajectory of the DCUE in a manner we’re sure fans are going to appreciate. While it had seemed that Cavill’s days of playing Superman were in the past, his involvement in the Black Adam post-credits scene suggests he’ll be playing a key role in the future of the franchise which is something fans had been hoping for.

There have been rumors of a new Superman film coming with Cavill returning to play the character and his role in Black Adam definitely supports those rumors. It’s also important to note that Johnson has been very vocal about pitting the Man of Steel and Black Adam against one another on the big screen, so there seems to be a larger plan in place.

As for whether we’ll next see Cavill as Superman in a new Superman film or a Black Adam sequel remains to be seen. All we know is that the future is looking bright for the Man of Steel and those who have been hoping to see more of Cavill in the DCEU.

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