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Warner Bros has not always been able to replicate the success of its main competitor, Marvel. Most WB movies were deemed flops by critics and fans alike but Wonder Woman broke the pattern. And now Aquaman is swimming in the same successful direction.
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Warning: Spoilers ahead of Aquaman
Yes, Aquaman does have a scene as the credits roll, so fans may want to stick around to see it.
The clip was leaked back in November by ReRelease, who yesterday confirmed the scene is, in fact, a mid-credits scene.
Initial suspicions were the scene would set up another group movie, like Justice League.
However, those who have seen the movie which comes out in the UK today, December 12, confirm it is not a set-up for a group film.
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Instead, the mid-credits scene focusses on setting up a second Aquaman movie.
The first set of credits are animated, which may be worth sticking around for on their own merit.
Then, the mid-credit scene starts with Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) floating in the water on a piece of driftwood.
Black Manta has been seriously injured during an earlier fight with Aquaman in Sicily.
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Luckily, the stranded Manta is discovered by what, at first glance, seems to be a simple fishing boat.
In fact, the boat belongs to Dr Stephen Shin (Randall Park),
If you were paying close attention during the film, you’ll remember Dr Shin as an Atlantis truther (someone who believes the city exists despite evidence to the contrary) who was spotted on the TV earlier in the film.
The scene then cut to Manta coming to in Shin’s makeshift lab / revenge-shrine dedicated to Aquaman and Atlantis.
Shin accidentally fires Manta’s helmet rays, which leads him to ask Manta where he got the Atlantean technology.
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In true baddie form, Manta agrees but only if Shin helps him find Aquaman.
Perhaps a bit hamfistedly, he throws a knife at a poster of Aquaman.
The sequel will likely pick up with Dr Shin and Black Manta going after Aquaman.
Shin is based on a character from the 2011 New 52 DC Comics reboot, though his comic backstory differs greatly to what the mid-credits scene shows.
Aquaman is now playing in cinemas.