Brand new footage from DC Films’ upcoming Aquaman was screened tonight during Warner Bros’ CinemaCon presentation, and now a detailed breakdown of what was shown has made its way online.
Plot details for Aquaman remain under wraps, though the footage described here gives you at least a general sense of what to expect from the film. And according to the description, it sounds like Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) has been ripped directly from the comics, certainly a treat for fans worried how the character’s costume would translate to live action. While nothing has been officially released, ComicBook.com has a description of the footage that was unveiled:
“I can’t believe your finally here,” someone says. The camera dives into the water. A ship soars through the water. A gladiator match seems to be coming. The ship enters Atlantis, with several ships ferrying in and out. The Ocean Master stands in the coliseum, rallying the crowd against his brother who will challenge him for the throne. Arthur trains on the beach. He’s younger and catches the quindent with his bare hands, just before his face. He lifts a submarine from the water. He kicks ass inside the sub. Above water, he tells Mera he is a “blood instrument” and he’s “damn good at it”. Mera begs Arthur to help so “millions of people” don’t die. Water crashes on land. Dafoe’s character tells him to go “deeper” to discover his Atlantean instincts, before being revealed in a leather-y black costume. Black Manta looks ripped from a comic, with glowing red eyes. A war between an army on foot underwater and men riding sharks ensues. The Ocean Master promises to bring the”wrath of seven seas.”
What do you think of the description? Are you excited to finally see an Aquaman trailer? Let us know in the comments!
The film stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Aquaman is currently slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in the US.
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