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Unlike its major competitor Marvel, Warner Bros superhero movies do not always make use of the post-credits scene. The cinematic device has become de rigueur in superhero movies and has even been used by some outside the genre. But with Aquaman, WB seems poised to break its run of flops of DC Comics adaptations. Poised to join the likes of Wonder Woman for its success, Aquaman is out in UK cinemas today.
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Yes, as reported in November by ReRelease, Aquaman does have a scene worth sticking around for.
Fans speculated the scene would set up another group film but this has proven not to be the case.
Though initially named as a post-credits scene, the clip actually comes at the close of short animated credits.
After the cartoon but before the real credits roll, a clip which sets the stage for a second Aquaman movie plays.
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The mid-credit scene beings with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta, injured, floating in the ocean on a piece of driftwood.
The stranded Black Manta is eventually found by what seems to be a simple fishing boat.
However, the audience soon finds out the boat is the lab of Dr Stephen Shin, played by Randall Park.
Dr Shin is a character who cameos in the movie, appearing on TV earlier in the film.
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He is an Atlantis truther; a truther is defined as “a person who doubts the generally accepted account of an event, believing that an official conspiracy exists to conceal the true explanation; a conspiracy theorist.”
Manta slowly comes to in Shin’s makeshift lab, and the audience can see the wall of cut out clips, photos, and articles all centred on Aquaman and Atlantis.
In a brief moment of comedy, Dr Shin accidentally fires the laser rays from Manta’s helmet.
Shin demands to know from where Manta got the Atlantean technology.
Manta agrees to tell him, but on one condition: Dr Shin must help him find Aquaman.
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Fans have, perhaps rightly, guessed the mid-credits scene hints at another Aquaman movie.
Given the subject matter of the clip, the sequel will likely focus on Dr Shin and Black Manta going after Aquaman.
Shin is based on a character from the 2011 New 52 DC comics reboot, in which he is Aquaman’s former teacher.
Shin’s comic backstory differs greatly to what the mid-credits scene shows, and the plot of the potential sequel will likely divert further from the comics.
Aquaman is now playing in cinemas.