While we’re still waiting for the first trailer, folks lucky enough to be in attendance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas got a glimpse of the next entry in the DC Extended Universe yesterday as Warner Bros. showcased James Wan’s Aquaman with a work-in-progress version of said trailer.
Via ComicBook, here’s a description of what was seen in the footage:
“I can’t believe your finally here,” someone says. The camera dives into the water. A ship soars through the water. A gladiator match seems to be coming. The ship enters Atlantis, with several ships ferrying in and out. The Ocean Master stands in the coliseum, rallying the crowd against his brother who will challenge him for the throne. Arthur trains on the beach. He’s younger and catches the quindent with his bare hands, just before his face. He lifts a submarine from the water. He kicks ass insode the sub. Above water, he tells Mera he is a “blood instrument” and he’s “damn good at it”. Mera begs Arthur to help so “millions of people” don’t die. Water crashes on land. Dafoe’s character tells him to go “deeper” to discover his Atlantean instincts, before being revealed in a leather-y black costume. Black Manta looks ripped from a comic, with glowing red eyes. A war between an army on foot underwater and men riding sharks ensues. The Ocean Master promises to bring the”wrath of seven seas.”
And here’s a few reactions to the footage…
Warner Bros. just showed the first Aquaman trailer: looks epic.
Patrick Wilson looks great at Ocean Master. There's a massive war with men riding sharks fighting a foot army. And Black Manta looks brilliant. The Black Manta we deserve is coming! #CinemaCon
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 24, 2018
Just screened a work in progress trailer for Aquaman and it looks way beyond the scope of anything DC has done yet. Blade Runner underwater with more superhero action .
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 24, 2018
— Rohan Patel (@KingPatel7) April 24, 2018
James Wan still deep in the editing process of AQUAMAN, but shows a work-in-progress trailer. Epic in scale much like WONDER WOMAN. Atlantis will astound. Black Mantis. This is DC’s next big hit…and will make everyone forget about JUSTICE LEAGUE. #CInemaCon
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) April 24, 2018
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Aquaman is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Ludi Lin as Murk, Michael Beach as Jesse Kane, Randall Park as Otis Dhanji as a young Arthur Curry and Graham McTavish in an as-yet-unrevealed role.