‘Blue Beetle’ Mid-Credits and Post-Credits Scenes, Explained

In the wake of the divisive Flash movie and ahead of the upcoming rebooted DC universe (which will feature David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan as the latest Clark Kent and Lois Lane), Warner Bros. is busy introducing a brand new superhero to its big screen roster. Blue Beetle stars Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes, a Latin-American college graduate who discovers and forms a strange connection with the Scarab, a powerful alien artefact which imbues him with all kinds of powers.

Blue Beetle tells a relatively self-contained story, following Jaime as he gets to grips with his new super-suit and thwarts the nefarious scheming of Victoria Kord (Susan Sarandon). However, the movie also goes deep into the lore surrounding the character and alien tech from the comics, including multiple allusions to Ted Kord, the original hero to take that name.

Ted’s daughter Jenny Kord (Bruna Marquezine) appears in the movie, and explains that her father went missing a long time ago and has been presumed dead for a while now. But this is a comic book movie, where words like “dead” are flexible in their meaning. And while the movie’s main storyline wraps up fairly neatly, one or two plot threads are left tantalizingly unresolved.

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Is there a post-credits scene in Blue Beetle?

The movie features two additional sequences after the credits start rolling: one at the midpoint, and one right at the end.

In the mid-credit scene, the camera zooms into a high-tech hideaway where “All Out of Love” by Air Supply plays over a glitching sound system. The audience sees a number of mannequins holding up different iterations of the Blue Beetle costume, the last of which is bare. Then, over the speaker, comes a voice, urging anyone who is listening to get a message to his daughter, Jenny Kord.

The message: “Ted Kord is alive.”

While no sequel has been confirmed as yet by DC Studios or Warner Bros., this stinger certainly sets up some unanswered questions that could be explored in a second movie. And as Maridueña recently told EW, he is more than up for a sequel, saying: “I want to do 12 more years of Blue Beetle.”

The film’s second credit sequence occurs right at the very end of the credits. In this post-credits scene, we get another look at the stop-motion animated character El Chapulín, created by Jaime’s eccentric uncle Rudy (George Lopez), which was previously used as part of Jaime and Jenny’s plan to break into the Kord Industries building.

Lopez’s Rudy even makes an additional voiceover cameo as the animated short comes to a close and the WB logo appears on the screen, exclaiming: “Oh, that’s sexy.”

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