DC League of Super Pets is just the latest comic book movie with a post-credits scene. But while the post-credit creation process might usually be from the writers, this one was down to Dwayne Johnson and a bottle of tequila.
The recently-released Super Pets movie stars Johnson as the voice of Krypto the Superdog – a mind-boggling bit of casting that’s absolutely perfect when you hear it. But the film’s post-credits scene is a nod to one of Johnson’s other characters… and it was all his idea.
“THANK YOU for making SUPER PETS the #1 MOVIE,” he said via Instagram. “But did you stay til the VERY END credits?”
The film’s post-credits scene begins with Superman and Krypto playing fetch in the park (with Squeezy Bruce, of course).
But the joyous moment is interrupted when another dog gets hold of Krypto’s famous toy – a dog called “Anubis”. And it turns out to be the pet of none other than DC antihero, Black Adam.
“You guys already know how I feel about SUPERMAN vs BLACK ADAM,” he added. “The Indestructible Force meets the Immovable Object. With the DC SUPER PETS UNIVERSE we had an opportunity to build out this awesome animated universe in a big, fun, cool way.”
Of course, this cute stinger was a reference to Dwayne Johnson’s other DC role as Shazam! nemesis, Black Adam. And with Johnson voicing Krypto, Anubis, and Black Adam for this scene, it all gets a bit meta.
Not to mention the fact that Johnson has been open about his desire to take on Superman. But while this post-credits scene was all Johnson’s doing, we shouldn’t take it too seriously. After all, it was fuelled by a glass or three of tequila.
“So three-ish [tequilas] later, I came up with an end credits idea,” he said. “Allow me to introduce the baddest, meanest, antihero canine walkin’ God’s green earth…. ANUBIS. Complete with his new favorite toy – squeezy Bruce Batman.”
Whether or not Black Adam will actually take on Superman within the DCEU remains to be seen. But at least their dogs got the chance to go paw-to-paw.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.