If there’s anything we’ve learned about superhero movies is that never, ever leave until the credits are done, and if you haven’t learned this by now then chances are you failed to catch that pivotal mid-credits scene in Suicide Squad.
In the mid-credits scene we see Amanda Waller meeting with Bruce Wayne regarding the recent incident in Midway City. On the surface one can take the scene for what it is, Bruce Wayne striking a deal between Waller and A.R.G.U.S. through Wayne Enterprise’s shell company in exchange for information about the metahumans, but in fact it is deeper than it is.
Once Bruce received the information, he intimated to Waller that Task Force X (Suicide Squad) doesn’t need to exist anymore as he has “friends” that can take on the metahuman threats that will come to the world, Waller retorts that Bruce looks tired and shouldn’t be staying up all night.
This whole scene of course weighs a lot in the grand scheme of things that is the DCEU.
PROLOGUE TO JUSTICE LEAGUE
It’s been teased now for the past two movies that Bruce Wayne is on a mission to assemble the Justice League to defend against something big (Darkseid perhaps), and the only chance that the world has is to assemble the best heroes there are.
BvS provided the pivotal first step when Bruce obtained information from Lex Corp. on the existence of other metahumans, and this scene continues that trend when Bruce received A.R.G.U.S. dossier on them. While we do know that Batman is the world’s greatest detective, it is also rather assuring that we get to see Batman do some investigating on-screen.
Now that Bruce has more information on the team, we could now get into the meat of things that is the Justice League.
THE END OF TASK FORCE X?
As mentioned earlier, Bruce did tell Waller to disband this ragtag team of villains as Waller can now depend on Bruce’s friends to protect the world from any metahuman threats. Of course, when Bruce said this, he did mean that these friends are most probably the Justice League.
However, could it be that this is not the only friends that Bruce is talking about? After all, we all know that there is this Justice League Dark stuck in limbo somewhere on someone’s desk in DC/WB. Could it be that Bruce is also assembling another team that could take on the mystical side of things in the DCEU? This explains why he went to Waller for information on the metahumans, and that slight glimpse that Enchantress is one of those included in the dossier.
SETTING-UP A DCEU CIVIL WAR
Could it be that the head honchos at DC are looking to plant the seeds for a potential DC Civil War? Sure, we already had the BvS event, but in hindsight it felt shallow and the stakes were just not there.
The good thing here is that DC might just get a second crack at that by having a potential face-off between the Suicide Squad and Justice League. After all, there is precedent to this in Suicide Squad #10 when Batman threatened Waller when he learned of the existence of the Suicide Squad, Waller fought back and threatened to expose the identity of Batman, which resulted to Batman backing down.
Sound familiar? Why yes my dear Watson, this same thing happened in the mid-credits scene, but what can happen out of it? The answer is, this could all come to a head in the future and set-up a DC Civil War.
Of course, this could all just be an as-is scene, but then again, with teasers like this it hardly ever is on an as-is basis.
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