Does ‘Blue Beetle’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Spoiler Alert: The following article fully discusses post-credit scenes in Blue Beetle, which include major plot details. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

If you’re one of those superhero movie fans who stay glued to their seat in the theater until the lights go up so you don’t miss any post-credits scenes, we know exactly how you feel. The rush you get when an unexpected character shows up—the disappointment when nothing happens or when the extra scene is anticlimactic or way too short.

For those watching Blue Beetle this weekend, stay seated. There are two – yes, two – post-credit scenes attached to the superhero flick — and one of them comes with some major plot revelations.

In the first post-credits scene, we return to the secret headquarters of Ted Kord, a brilliant scientist and the former head of Kord Industries, a company inherited by his sister Victoria (Susan Sarandon) when he vanished and was presumed dead. In Blue Beetle, Ted’s daughter Jenny (Bruna Marquezine) is a main character, and she kick-starts the action in the film when she asks Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) to guard a piece of alien technology known as the Scarab.

Back in the lab, Ted’s old computer turns on by itself, and we suddenly hear his voice, although it’s unclear where he’s located. He asks whoever “can hear him” to tell Jenny that he’s alive, as she’s been under the impression he’s been dead all these years. If Blue Beetle gets a sequel, let’s hope Ted returns to Palmera City and teams up with Jaime. Note: If it were up to us, we’d cast Wagner Moura today.

The second post-credit scene is a fun little way to honor the Reyes family’s Latine heritage, which director Angel Manuel Soto does throughout the movie. It features an animated version of El Chapulín Colorado, a Mexican superhero who had his own TV series in the 1970s. El Chapulín Colorado is referenced earlier in the movie when Jaime’s Uncle Rudy (George Lopez) uses a device he calls “Chapulín” to hack a set of security cameras and replace the live video with footage of El Chapulín.

The nostalgia is strong in Blue Beetle, and we’re here for it.

Blue Beetle is now in theaters.

This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, Blue Beetle being covered here wouldn’t exist.