Friday, Warner Brothers released a new, extended trailer for its upcoming release of Aquaman giving fans a better feel of the scope and tone of DC’s latest movie.
Ever since Warner Brothers released “Man of Steel” in 2013 fans and critics of DC’s cinematic universe for all intense purposes have been divided with the lone exception being “Wonder Woman” in 2017.
Aquaman first appeared in the 1941 issue of More Fun Comics No. 73. and over the decades his origins have been retold several times. It would appear that director James Wan and Warner Brothers have tried taking Aquaman’s many origins and blending them together to find the right balance.
Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is teaming up with Mera (Amber Heard) on a quest for the Trident of Neptune in hopes of uniting the different kingdoms of Atlantis and along the way comes across those who wish to stop him, including Orm, the current King of Atlantis, and Black Manta the classic villain from the Aquaman comics.
I’m a big fan when it comes to the comic book movies, whether that’s Marvel, Fox, Sony or Warner Brothers.
I really enjoyed Man of Steel with Henry Cavill and Batman v Superman is not a bad movie although I did enjoy the extended version released to home video more so than I did the theatrical release. Suicide Squad could of been a great movie in my opinion if the Joker had been used as the so-called villain, but they didn’t.
What should of been Warner Brothers big crowning moment with their DC movies, Justice League, the big team up movie to compete against Marvel’s Avengers couldn’t live up to the hype leaving the Wonder Woman movie as the crown jewel of the franchise.
I plan on seeing Aquaman in theaters this December and this new extended trailer definitely has me on board, but at the same time I’m not going to allow my enthusiasm for the trailers to raise my expectations just to be let down.
Aquaman hits theaters on December 21st, 2018
Cast: Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna
Official synopsis for Aquaman:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.