Footage for the Aquaman movie was shown during CinemaCon earlier this week and the response from the audience was very positive.
James Wan who is directing the movie teased a “Shakespearean” story of sibling rivalry between our protagonist Arthur Curry (Aquaman) and his half-brother Orm, a.k.a. the villainous Ocean Master
In an Interview, Wan gave a little details on the movie. “The main antagonist in this movie is Orm, played by Patrick Wilson, “and Black Manta, played by Yahya [Abdul-Mateen], is caught up in that world with them as well. But the main drive really is, it’s almost a very classic Shakespearean story about brotherfrom another world vs. brother from another world. And it really is a classic story of sibling rivalry.”
He also went on to explain how the movie will be different from your typical combicbook movie. “We’re used to superhero movies where the threat is from another dimension or aliens from another universe coming here and trying to destroy our Earth. But we haven’t seen one where the main threat is from a massive, massive civilization that is right under our nose, in the ocean.… The idea that there could be a massive civilization living right underneath [us] that we don’t know about is kind of scary and exciting.”
No official trailer as been released to the general public as the movie is going through intensive post-production due to the level of VFX required for the underwater scenes and sea-animals.
Aquaman drops December 21st but will premiere a week earlier in the UK.