The first trailer for Aquaman was revealed at San Diego’s Comic-Con yesterday (July 21).
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Directed by James Wan, the highly anticipated film stars ex-Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa alongside Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman.
The trailer was another strong showing for Warner Brothers at this year’s Comic-Con as their work on the DC Extended Universe franchise continues to grow.
You can watch the new trailer here:
The trailer shows Momoa star as Arthur Curry, a half-human, half-Atlantean caught between his dual identities and two worlds.
It begins with Curry as child where is teased about talking to sea life on a school trip before he is later revealed as Aquaman, the son of Atlantean royalty and heir to the ocean’s throne.
His half-brother Orm, played by Patrick Wilson, also appears as he prepares to rage war on those who threaten the world’s oceans, something he and his half-brother seem at odds with.
The trailer gives further weight to a synopsis leaked in 2017 which said: “Aquaman will centre 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.”
Mera, played by Amber Heard, is also seen in the trailer for the first time as Mera, daughter of Xebel.
There was controversy yesterday on the Comic-Con panel when Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp appeared just one-hour before her appearance on the stage with her fellow Aquaman cast members. The two avoided crossing paths.
Depp appeared in full Grindelwald costume ahead of the release in November of his forthcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Heard filed for divorce from actor Depp after accusing him of domestic violence, a claim the actor denied.
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Filming on Aquaman was undertaken on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, while additional footage was also shot in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia. Filming completed last October.
Aquaman is released in cinemas on 14 December 2018.