Evidently Zack Snyder has changed his tune in regards to after credits scenes in his superhero films.
That or the crew for this movie is just extraordinarily big.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Zack Snyder talked about the run-time of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes in at 2 hours and 31 minutes total. When he commented on what actually made the cut, he had this to say.
"We were just like, 'Okay, look. We're not making a three-hour movie. I mean, even I didn't want to make a three-hour movie," Snyder says. "I drove the cuts probably harder than anyone. The studio, they were willing to let the movie indulge pretty hard. But I felt like it's at a manageable two-and-a-half hours. Let's also not forget the credits are super long, the end credits. So the movie's closer to two hours and 22 minutes."
That gap leaves about 9 minutes of credits time, which leaves plenty of room for at least one if not two small scenes setting up future films. Interestingly Man of Steel had no scenes after the credits, which Snyder took some flack for, especially compared to how Marvel has used the practice to insert some crucial teasers for their upcoming films.
Looks like you'll need to stay put once the credits roll this time around.