Warner Bros. and DC Films officially debuted concept art footage from James Wan’s upcoming “Aquaman” film at CinemaCon 2017. Now, descriptions of said footage have begun to surface on Twitter, and the response has been massively positive so far. According to these reports, the film boasts underwater dogfights with armored sharks, the full scope of Atlantis, an “accurate” Black Manta helmet and more.
— DCEU Facts (@dceufacts) March 30, 2017
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) March 30, 2017
Just saw a super slick reel of Aquaman concepts. It included people riding sharks underwater described as a dogfight. Wan has a great vision
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) March 30, 2017
Aquaman concept art footage looks epic. Sci-Fi underwater with a LOTR vibe to its design too. Lots of creatures. Manta helmet looks accurate
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) March 30, 2017
They just played a behind the scenes trailer 4 Aquaman which showed animated production artwork & narrated by @creepypuppet. Huge thumbs up
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 30, 2017
“I’m leaving tonight to Australia to shoot Aquaman for James Wan” –Jason Momoa #CinemaCon2017
— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) March 30, 2017
Notably, Jason Momoa — who plays the titular King of Atlantis — also revealed that he’s headed to Australia to begin filming. The movie doesn’t come out until winter 2018, so there’s still plenty of time for Momoa to shoot this solo “Aquaman” film. Aquaman will also play a prominent role in “Justice League,” which just dropped its first trailer and releases this November.
Momoa wasn’t the only member of the Justice League present at CinemaCon. Zack Snyder, who directed “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and heralded in the DC Extended Universe, snapped a photo of Ben Affleck (Batman), Ezra Miller (Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and Henry Cavill (Superman) and shared it on Twitter as well.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) March 30, 2017
According to the film’s synopsis, which hails from Acting-Audtions.org,
“Aquaman” will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface. Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Jason Momoa will play Aquaman. Also starring is Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Hollywood Film Awards winner Amber Heard as Mera, two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, New Zealand Film and TV Awards winner Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.
Directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Orm) and Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), “Aquaman” swims into theaters on December 21, 2018. Aquaman will next be seen in “Justice League,” which opens on November 17.