The Batman Post-Credits Scene Explained: What Happens After?

Warner Bros. highly anticipated The Batman is finally playing in theaters worldwide and the box office numbers have already confirmed it’s a hit! The new take on the DC Comics hero is being praised by fans and critics alike, with plans for a few spinoffs and potentially a sequel already kicking around. As is the case with many other comic book movies of the era, fans curious about a sequence or a tease at the conclusion of the film’s credits should know that the answer to “Is there a post-credits scene in The Batman?” is yes, well, kind of. Spoilers for The Batman follow!!

The Batman does contain a brief sting following its credits, but it’s not a full scene or any sort of concrete tease. Instead, green text appears onscreen, similar to the chat function used between Edward Nashton / The Riddler (Paul Dano) and Bruce Wayne / Batman (Robert Pattinson) midway through the film. The text showcases the words “Good Bye”, before glitching and briefly showing the URL for the film’s tie-in website, www.rataalada.com. As those who have seen the entire film know, “rataalada” plays a significant role within the plot itself, as it is part of one of the many complicated riddles that The Riddler lays out for Batman.

While fans might have hoped for The Batman to leave fans with some sort of footage leading to a potential sequel, or at least one of the HBO Max-exclusive spinoff shows that are currently in the works, the plug of the website will still keep fans guessing. And although a sequel to The Batman has yet to be officially announced, those involved with the project have indicated that the narrative possibilities are being explored, with producer Dylan Clark recently telling ComicBook.com that a follow up film will realistically arrive in less than five years.

“I mean, they always have that little bit at the end, that’s like: ‘…and coming up!’ But other than that, it feels strangely personal. I think people will be quite shocked at how different it is,” Pattinson revealed in an interview earlier this year. “When I saw it the first time, even from the first shot, it does feel incredibly different tonally, to the other movies. It’s so strange, and it’s sad, and quite touching. It’s a really, really unusual Batman story, and it almost seems harder for me to imagine it being a series afterwards.”

The Batman is now playing exclusively in theaters.

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