Aquaman Enters the Fray
Entertainment Weekly debuted seven new images from Aquaman. The images feature new looks at characters old and new, including Orm and Mera.
Unite the Seven (Images)
Aquaman’s first solo outing hits theaters this December. Although Arthur Curry shared the screen with his Super Friends in Justice League, this is the first time a feature-length film centered around the hero has been made. So far, the film’s marketing is non-existent. But Entertainment Weekly debuted seven new images featuring Orm, Black Manta, and Vulko. Furthermore, a trailer is expected any day now. But, until then, let’s see what the first glimpse into Atlantis looks like. Seven doesn’t seem like a lot, but there’s plenty to unpack here.
The images feature a variety of shots from the film. Everything from Aquaman helping a troubled submarine, to Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) protecting her infant son. One image finds Arthur Curry and Mera on dry land, looking at a map. Finally, the gallery ends with a look at two exclusive Entertainment Weekly covers. The first features Jason Momoa front and center with dripping hair. The second sees Aquaman in his natural habitat, flanked by Atlanna and Mera. However, there are three images that stand head and shoulders above the rest.
New Characters Revealed
The first features David Kane (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) looking at his iconic Black Manta helmet. This implies it’s before Black Manta bursts onto the scene and ruins Aquaman’s day. The next image shows Aquaman staring down his brother, King Orm (Patrick Wilson). Orm is the main baddie in the movie and in the comics, and this is our first look at the embattled brothers. The image oozes underwater machismo and establishes the two as formidable rivals. Lastly, a behind-the-scenes photo shows director James Wan framing a shot with Arthur Curry, Mera, and Vulko (Willem Dafoe). Vulko, Aquaman’s mentor, appeared in the original cut of Justice League. However, his scenes were cut during the massive reshoots by Joss Whedon.
All in all, there’s a lot for Aquafans to be excited for in these shots. Aquaman is certainly a hard sell, but director James Wan’s history in horror movies means he can sell audiences on off-the-wall premises with ease. This is the director’s second action film, following Furious 7. If anything, Aquaman promises a visually striking time at the multiplex.