So many reveals came from this year’s San Diego Comic Con!
The surprise reveal of the Star Wars Clone Wars series returning, reboots for classic shows, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Roswell. The Warner Brothers’ trailers for Godzilla King of the Monsters, DC’s Shazam!, Glass, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. And, how about that the fan-polarizing (and quite murderous) Titans trailer for DC’s streaming service?
But, the show stopper!!
Mutually, it’s agreed the clear winner of SDCC 2018 was the Aquaman trailer!
DC has been struggling to get its own cinematic universe up and going. But, with the lackluster efforts of Justice League, Batman vs Superman, and Suicide Squad, their future wasn’t looking bright. Wonder Woman came along and knocked it out of the park. Can Jason Momoa’s Aquaman do the same? News outlets and fans alike seem to think it can, with nothing but praise for the trailer footage. Maybe this will finally destroy the ongoing gag of Aquaman being a inferior superhero.
We see Mera played by Amber Heard early in the trailer. She is seeking out Arthur to help stop his brother, Orin -Patrick Wilson,- from going to war with the surface dwellers. Hey, shark-riding looks pretty damn cool! We’ve also got classic Aquaman foe Black Manta played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II from The Get Down. While Black Manta was mentioned as not being the main villain of the movie, he’s getting his licks in and looking very true to his comic origins, with the energy blasting lenses of his helmet shredding the environment. I have to admit I’m more interested in his scenes then Orin’s.
I can’t help but be reminded of the series of episodes from the second season HBO’s original show Entourage, which featured the fictional mega-star actor Vincent Chase played by Adrian Grenier, thus making an Aquaman movie directed by James Cameron. It saved his then sagging career and became the biggest blockbuster ever. (Warning, these guys talk like guys from Queens, NSFW)
Aquaman is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 21, 2018 with a UK release on December 14th. Are you excited by the results of SDCC? What do you think about Aquaman? Let us know in the comments!