Post-Credits Scene of Aquaman, Explained

Currently, it’s almost impossible see a comic book film in theaters without having to see some sort of a tease stuffed somewhere during or after the credits. Aquaman starring Jason Momo has finally arrived in theaters and it comes with a post-credits scene too. And believe us when we say, you’ll want to stick around for this one.

While the main villain of Aquaman was Orm, Aquaman’s comic book nemesis Black Manta also had a significant role in the film. After Aquaman left Manta’s father to die, Manta vowed to kill him, and he spent all the time in the film trying to do just that. However, in their final encounter, Manta was sent off a cliff and to what seemed like his death.

However, the post-credits scene revealed that he isn’t dead after all. The character is seen floating on a raft, with his armour and helmet broken. But his problems are soon solved when he’s discovered by a character named Stephen Shin.

Dr. Shin is seen in one short scene earlier in the film, and is also obsessed with Atlantis. When Black Manta comes back to his senses, he finds Shin working on his mask, impressed with its (Atlantean) technology. After seeing the weapon’s power, Shin agreed to work with Black Manta, who is still hell-bent on getting his revenge on Aquaman. With someone like Shin working with Manta, it’s safe to assume that he will be a danger threat again.

This scene teases the Aquaman sequel. After Orm was defeated by Arthur at the end of the film, its likely that he will have to deal with attacks from the man who hates him most, powered by the one human who knows more about Atlantis than any other. They will be a thorn in the king’s side, to say the least.