After weeks of social-media promotions and online teasing, Warner Bros. Pictures finally released the first “Aquaman” trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. The trailer was one of the most anticipated videos expected to screen this year and the trailer is already a hit on social-media. The film was directed by James Wan, who hopes to bring audiences across the underwater world of the seven seas to showcase Aquaman’s story on the big-screen like never before.
“Aquaman” will star Jason Momoa in the title role, the film will reveal the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on a journey a lifetime. The studio teases that this journey “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”.
The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna.
Also featured in the film are Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.
Wan directed the film from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), and is based on characters from DC which were created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger.
The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers. Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”).
Warner Bros. Pictures will release “Aquaman” in theaters on December 21st.