The Batman: Deciphering That Post-Credits Scene

The Batman: Deciphering That Post-Credits Scene
Image: Jonathan Olley/ DC Comics

After years of waiting, Matt Reeves’ dark and gritty reboot of The Batman has finally hit screens. For those heading out to see the 3-hour extravaganza, you may be wondering if The Batman follows in the comic book movie tradition of having a post-credits scene? We’re here to answer that question.

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for The Batman’s post-credits scene.

Is there a post-credits scene at the end of The Batman?

post credits scene in The Batman
Is there a post credits scene in The Batman?Credit: DC

Having seen The Batman we can confirm that yes – there is a very small tease at the end of the film.

There is no mid-credits scene, so feel free to duck to the bathroom if you’ve been holding on for 2.5 hours. The post-credits sting appears right at the end after all the credits have rolled.

The scene shows a > user typing the words ‘Good Bye’, in an identical fashion to how the Riddler communicated with Batman earlier in the film.

Following that, a jumbled message of green text appears and disappears on-screen.

For viewers quick enough to catch it, the text in the The Batman‘s post-credits scene spells out a URL address that you can visit.

What does the scene mean?

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The Batman post credits scene. Screenshot: rataalada.com/Warner Bros

The URL that appears after the credits roll is www.rataalada.com, a tie-in website for The Batman. After seeing the film, audiences will be well aware that this URL is actually used as one of the Riddler’s clues within the movie.

If you visit the site you’ll be asked to answer three riddles.

The website has been floating around since before the film’s release so plenty of internet masterminds have posted the answers on Reddit threads if you’re stuck on a clue. But be aware if you go googling for the answer, the Riddler will know about it.

Once answered correctly, you’ll be able to claim a reward in the form of an image or video. A lot of these are tied into clues given in The Batman.

If you’re looking for clues to help you read the Riddler’s cypher, plenty of people have been working on cracking that one since the film’s first trailer.

After solving all three riddles you won’t be able to do anymore. The website has been evolving since the release of The Batman, starting with a mysterious countdown. Once this was completed a new clue was revealed teasing something called “The Riddler: Year One”.

DC later confirmed this would be a new original comic written by Paul Dano, who plays the Riddler in the film. The six-issue series will be published through DC’s Black Label starting in October 2022 with Dano writing and art by Stevan Subic.

According to a DC press release, via IGN, the comic will “explore the background of how accountant Edward Nashton went from a simple Gotham City nobody to becoming Batman’s nemesis, setting them on a collision course in the blockbuster feature film.”

This is just one of the many spin-offs and continuations of Matt Reeve’s The Batman universe, which has become a smash hit at box offices worldwide.

You can see the film in theatres as of March 3 and read our review of The Batman here.

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