There are a lot of Easter eggs in director James Wan's Aquaman. However, it turns out one of the film's oddest Easter eggs is actually the result of Baby Driver director Edgar Wright.
In an interview with Collider, Wan revealed that an Easter egg referencing the 1960s animated television show Stingray came about as a result from a tweet from Wright in 2016. "Let me tell you this," Wan said in response to a question about Easter eggs. "Two years ago, Edgar Wright tweeted me that, if you can get Stingray in there somewhere, I'm going to give you an Oscar. He said that to me. So guess what I did in this film? I put Stingray in there. So I'm waiting for Edgar to see the film and remind him of his tweet... It's a fun sort of inside joke with Edgar. That's more an Easter egg between he and I."
Wright addressed the bet on Twitter, writing "I have not seen [Aquaman] yet, but as I understand [James Wan] made good on this bet and now I owe him an Oscar." Wright then cc'd the official Twitter of the Academy Awards, asking for help.
Aquaman has been a huge financial success for Warner Bros. so far. The movie has grossed over $488 million at the worldwide box office and was a smash-hit in China, where it is now the highest-grossing film for the studio in the Middle Kingdom. Critical reaction has been fairly positive, with the film holding a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of this posting. However, Aquaman is scoring much higher with fans and holds an 84% approval rating among them on the review aggregator.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna.