Today we were treated by DC and Warner Bros to a five minute extended video trailer into their upcoming Aquaman starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard directed by James Yan. We see the makings of a full on underwater war waging, a reluctant Arthur Curry coming to terms with his destiny, blaster busting Black Manta scenes a new look on the classic Aquaman suit and so much more.
Give it a look below for yourself and let your thoughts be known
The wait is finally over. During the Warner Bros panel at Hall H during San Diego Comic Con we were treated to the first trailer from the James Wan directed, AQUAMAN.
We witness the origin of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) in how his father Thomas Curry (Temuera Morrison) a lighthouse keeper met Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) and the moment his special abilities became active.
Aquaman is initially running from his destiny as he talks to Queen Mera (Amber Heard) as she informs him of his brother, King Orm’s (Patrick Wilson) plan to wage war on the surface world.
The beauty of life underwater is incredibly captured in this trailer as director James Wan holds up to his promise of “fixing the way the Atlanteans speak under water”. Give this trailer a look for yourself and be prepared to be blown away
The next upcoming film within the DCEU is the Jason Momoa led AQUAMAN has begun its initial test screenings. Now in some instances those can lead to heavy reshoots and restructuring of a film. But in this case the feedback has turned out to be surprisingly positively.
Now according to The Tracking Board editor, Jeff Sneider and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez it seems as if there has been a lot of good things about the DC Comics adaptation according to early test screenings. “I heard it was great, man,” Gonzalez claims, he points to this potentially being a much needed turning point for DC, “Someone else told me it was a palette cleanser for them, for DC, what’s happened with the Zack Snyder films. So high hopes for that one and Shazam.” “I heard that it plays like an Indiana Jones movie and that the action puts Wonder Woman and Justice League to shame. That is what I heard,” Sneider says as he goes into praising James Wan and pointing out that the underwater scenes could be why people seem to love the unique action scenes.
Now truth be told these are only a few and don’t represent everyone. HOWEVER, there are others that have been rather positive as well. But also never let us forget that at he Justice League premiere, AQUAMAN director James Wan tweeted out that he would not be using the same type of method to show speaking underwater in his film and that could be one of the most positive upswings.
Let us know what you think. Are you happy to hear about the early positive test screenings.
Well this is what we’re being told by Aquaman director James Wan.
So Justice League has hit the theaters and there are mixed reviews all across the board. Matter of fact you can check out ours HERE. But one thing that seems to be unanimously discussed is the awkward way in which the Atlanteans speak under water.
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, (spoiler alert) After Steppenwolf invades Atlantis to retrieve the mother box that is there, he is fended off by Aquaman, Queen Mera and other members of the Atlantean guard. Then here’s where the weirdness happens. Queen Mera proceeds to make a giant air bubble so that her and Aquaman can have a conversation.
This of course got fans worried that we would see the same thing in the film that based primarily underwater. Well director James Wan took to Twitter to put those worries to esse a bit.
Warner Bros. has set an Oct. 5, 2018, release date for “Aquaman.” James Wan is directing the superhero film with Peter Safran producing. Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Rob Cowan are executive producing.
“Aquaman” is based on the DC Comics character who’s king of Atlantis, born half-human as Arthur Curry and half-Atlantean. Aquaman’s mother is Atlanna, who has escaped the underwater kingdom and had a son with a lighthouse keeper.
Kidman was nominated for an Academy Award in the best supporting actress category for her work in “Lion.” She’s also starring in and executive producing HBO’s series “Big Little Lies.”
The studio is planning to start production in April in Australia. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred on Netflix’s “The Get Down, has been tapped to play the villain Black Manta.
Amber Heard is playing Mera, Aquaman’s love interest, and Willem Dafoe will portray Aquaman’s science advisor, Dr. Vulko.
Aquaman is going to have a serious case of sibling rivalry on his hands.Patrick Wilson has joined the superhero film as Ocean Master, who in the DC comics is the half-brother of Arthur Cury (Aquaman). Known as Orm Curry, he grew up jealous of his half-brother’s powers (he himself had none). Orm eventually turned to super villainy, using technology to transform himself into the Ocean Master.
The two have worked together on projects such as The Conjuring and Insidious.
Wilson also played Nite Owl in Zack Snyder’s 2009 comic book adaptation Watchmen, and is just the latest alum from the film to join the DC Extended Universe. Billy Crudup is attached to The Flash movie, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan played Bruce Wayne’s father in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Jason Momoa is starring as Aquaman in the DCEU, having made a cameo in BvS and with him set to appear in next year’s Justice League. His own solo adventure film, which also stars Amber Heard as Mera, will hit theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.
Two prominent Black Actors are campaigning to be the lead villain, Black Manta in the upcoming DCEU Aquaman film.
Michael Jai White (right) and Michael K Williams (left) have already taken to social media to reveal their intent on being cast in the role. What makes things especially interesting, though, is that they’re both great choices for the part, too, which means that a big online push from the internet masses could put either of them in good stead to actually land it.
Both took to Twitter to re-tweet messages that endorsed them for the role. Michael K. Williams was the first to do just that, taking to Twitter at the ungodly hour of 3:35 am to write, “Let’s go!!,” after a fan had posted to him, “Dear god please make it so that @BKMG (Williams’ Twitter handle) as Black Manta in the Aquaman movie.”
Williams would undoubtedly be a pretty handy choice as Black Manta. His big-screen work in The Road, Triple 9, Inherent Vice, The Gambler, and evenGhostbusters has seen his stock rise in recent years, which should continue with his role in Assassin’s Creed later this year. Of course, to most people he’ll always been known as Omar Little from HBO’s The Wire, which was enough to already secure his place in the pop culture pantheon.
Because of his eclectic CV, Williams would be a popular choice for the role of Black Manta, but it would mean that he’d have to bulk up substantially to impose himself on Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. But once he’d done just that, there’s no denying that he’d bring a unique, but still striking menace to the blockbuster.
But Williams can expect some competition from Michael Jai White who on Thursday night simply responded, “I accept your nomination,” after he received the Tweet,“@MichaelJaiWhite for Black Manta.”
Like Michael K. Williams, Michael Jai White’s place in movie history is already secured as he was the first African American to play a superhero, which he did all the way back in 1997 as Spawn. Since then he has admittedly struggled to match these heights, with his most noticeable role coming as Gambol in The Dark Knight, who was murdered by Heath Ledger’s The Joker. There’s no denying that he has the intensity and presence to match Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, though, especially since he is a renowned martial artist, too.
Black Manta is Aquaman’s most famous villain. He first appeared in the comics all the way back in 1967, and despite having no super powers, except for exceptional strength and endurance, Black Manta is able to jostle with Aquaman thanks to his powerful suit that shoots rays from its eyes and has several other functions and weapons attached.
We can expect a decision regarding who will portray Black Manta in Aquaman to be announced before the turn of the year, as Aquamanwill begin shooting in early 2017 ahead of its July 27, 2018, release date.