Thanks to a screening of Aquaman in New York City this week, we have a good idea of what the Aquaman mid-credits scene is.
We’re going to run the full description, so please consider yourself warned if you read any further.
According to the report from Rerelease News, the mid-credits scene focuses on Black Manta and Dr. Shint. Here is the full description.
The scene begins in the middle of the ocean. David Kane aka Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is floating on a piece of wood. His suit is heavily damaged from the fighting with Aquaman in Italy.
A man on a ship notices him. The man is Dr. Stephen Shin (Randall Park). Dr. Shin only has one scene during the actual film, which consists of him giving a TV interview arguing that the Atlantis is real.
Black Manta appears inside Dr. Shin’s Boat, sitting on a couch and listening to that very TV interview.
Dr. Shin is examining Black Manta’s suit and tells him that it consists of Atlantian technology. He asks Black Manta to lead him to Atlantis.
Black Manta agrees, but only if Dr. Shin would lead him to someone else. He throws his knife on a poster of Aquaman and the scene cuts to black.
It’s sounding like the rumors have been true that Black Manta gets an introduction in this film, but will be reserved for future films. Personally, I prefer that. A villain introduced, fighting, and being defeated in one film always feels like a waste to me. Let them build towards that inevitable fight. Maybe we never get there due to low box office – in general, I mean – but if we do, what a payoff.
Aquaman will hit theaters in the U.S. on Dec. 21.
SOURCE: Rerelease News