The DCEU’s next movie, Aquaman is almost upon us. One of the oldest and most notable Justice League superheroes is coming back on the big screen in his feature-length film. Based on the trailers that have been released thus far, Warner Brothers is doing its best to give this film the treatment it deserves.
In this most recent trailer, we get more information into what the conflict will be for Aquaman and the Kingdom of Atlantis. We get a look into the destiny that Arthur Curry must fulfill to bring Atlantis back to its full glory. Fans also get a look at Ocean Master, or as comic fans know him as Aquaman’s half-brother Orm Marius. We also see Black Manta in the background, time will tell on what role he is to play in this battle for the kingdom.
Catch up on all the previous Aquaman trailers below:
Jason Momoa stars as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in this film. Game of Thrones fans will recognize him as Khal Drogo, husband to the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Stormborn. We have already seen him get his feet wet in the role of Aquaman in the DCEU movie, Justice League.
Amber Heard will play the role of Mera, the sorceress with control over water and future Queen of Atlantis. Fans have also seen her make her debut as the red-headed Atlantean in Justice League.
Patrick Wilson will star as Ocean Master, or Orm Marius the half-brother of Arthur Curry. Many will recognize him from the film series Insidious as he played Josh Lambert. From what we can see int he trailers, Wilson seems to have fully immersed himself in the role of Orm as he tries to expand Atlantis’s empire onto the surface world.
Nicole Kidman will also be in the film as the role of Atlanna; we also have other actors such as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, and many more that will bring this film to life.
Aquaman has been a movie that Warner Bros have wanted to do for a while. Since 2004, they have had their eye on the half Atlantean hero, but it never came to fruition. In 2014 the studio then hired screenwriters Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad to pen the script for Aquaman.
In 2015, James Wan was confirmed to be directing the movie. He would work alongside screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to complete the script for the film. Filming began in 2017, with a budget of 160 million dollars, Wan was able to create the movie that Aquaman truly deserved.
Box Office Predictions
According to Deadline, Aquaman is doing well in advance ticket sales. Fandango has also revealed that the movie is already exceeding sales for other films such as Venom and Mission: Impossible- Fallout. These are no small films either. Both have a massive following of fans and were highly anticipated movies.
Amazon is also working with Atom Tickets to ensure that Prime members can watch the anticipated movie a week in advance. Aquaman has also broken the record for Atom Tickets for highest-ever advance ticket seller in the first 24 hours. Avengers: Infinity Wars previously held that title.
The film has some big shoes to fill but based on what we’ve seen it may be able to meet or even beat expectations. With pre-ticket sales already doing so well only time will tell how big of success Aquaman will be.
Aquaman will be released in theaters December 21, if you are an Amazon Prime member get details here on how you can see the movie a week early.