Though its premiere isn’t until December 21st, it appears that WB is trying to steer Aquaman towards a more enthusiastic reception than Justice League received. Per Batman-News.com, there was a test screening recently and while the special effects were still in the early stages, the film was described as “an emotional action movie” with a tone more similar to Wonder Woman than to other entries in the DCEU. It was also reported that there were elements of humor and horror, but the film is very much a drama.
Amber Heard is said to be as much of a lead as Aquaman himself, sticking to her individualistic comic book roots. While Patrick Wilson plays the lead baddie, Orm, who’s turn as Aquaman’s arch-nemesis is said to be “amazing”. Accompanied by a secondary antagonist, in a comic book accurate Black Manta, and with an appearance from comic foes, The Trench, Aquaman promises “Star Wars-like underwater battles, scary monsters, lots of emotions.”
Aquaman seems to be charting a course that takes the roots of the character seriously, reportedly having Aquaman sport his iconic comic book costume and featuring his most famous ability, talking to fish. Perhaps having learned how to craft a great solo outing since the success of Wonder Woman, Aquaman might fare better than some of WB‘s previous big-screen superhero efforts. With all of this in mind, are you excited for Aquaman?
Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.
Aquaman hits theaters on December 21, 2018.