It’s been said a few times already, but DC and WB realizes how much is riding on this little underwater utopia. They hired the perfect guy to direct Aquaman.
The marketing team is following the Conjuring campaign — no leaks, no freaks, no sneaks. Everything is under control. Now, James Wan has been known to whet the appetite of his fans, so he gave the world a five-effin-minute trailer and shared the film will be 143 minutes.
(And with all that time and water, bring a water bottle. You know what I’m sayin’.)
Learn from the Past
Doesn’t that picture just trample on your heart a little? Man of Steel was great but didn’t have one. Batman V. Superman was really good (even better, depending who you ask) and it didn’t have one. Then Justice League came out, pissed the bed, but it had two.
We’re talking post-credit scenes. The two movies that should have begun the DCEU experience let fans down completely. Then, the movie that let us down more than a Klansman mixing his sheets with the wife’s red dress added two scenes. Only, one problem — there is absolutely no delivery.
Fans have their hopes up seeing the possibility of Flashpoint and the Legion of Doom annnnnnd… WB took a big dump on our dreams there. So, surely Aquaman has to both drop a post-credit scene but give fans a path to a movie in the future. A pay-off.
And don’t you know James Wan paid attention to that as well! According to reports, we have even more faith in the doltish duo because they are committed to allowing the horror ingenue be himself.
The Payoff from Atlantis
Rerelease News got the jump on this precious information — James Wan is giving us both a post-credit and a mid-credit scene. No spoilers here (because that would suck) but the rumor is that the scenes are delivering us to an open door that will give us more of this guy — Black Manta.
“From our sources, we can confirm that Warner Bros’ next DC film, Aquaman, which will splash into cinemas on December 21st, will currently include a post credits scene featuring Randall Park’s Dr. Stephen Shin and Yahya Abdul Mateen II’s Black Manta and setting up Black Manta for a larger villainous role in potential Aquaman sequels,” the site said.
Why is this good news? Because DC and WB can deliver on that promise. James Wan is going nowhere. There will be sequels to this film. And we can sit back and enjoy the resurrection of this beleaguered franchise. If Manta gets a post-cred scene, stay to the end and applaud that!
Who knows what’s in the mid-cred scene, but if this news is any indication, we could be in for a huge surprise. And Santa, if you’re listening, if Manta is caught interrupting the credits to have a spirited chat with Lex Luthor and Deathstroke, I just may believe in you again.