Earlier today, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films released an extended 5-minute trailer for their highly-anticipated new film, Aquaman. Ever since it dropped, fans all around the world expressed their excitement over the footage and have a huge sense of optimism going into James Wan’s take on the King of Atlantis. One of those who is pretty jazzed about Aquaman is comic book writer Mark Millar – who is making a bold claim favoring DC’s latest over Marvel’s current roster of films.
Following the drop of this new trailer, Millar took to Twitter to express his excitement and give Wan and company a stamp of approval. Of course, like any typical comic book fan he used this opportunity to compare this DC product to what Marvel has at the moment:
Aquaman trailer just made modern Marvel look like 70s TV Marvel, chums. The green gauntlet has been slapped down and DC back in the game. A 5 min trailer so damn audacious, @creepypuppet, you damn genius! https://t.co/fEv7v3kSJe
— Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) October 5, 2018
Obviously, Millar is doing this in good fun given that he has written his own stories for Marvel that include Old Man Logan and Civil War among others. However, it is interesting to see Millar shower this extended look at Aquaman with such praise.
Also, it seems that Millar is particularly focusing on Wan’s approach to the action as well as the remarkable imagery that is a nice direction for the DC Extended Universe to go. Certainly, Marvel’s track record of recent films have had their share of exciting, well-shot action, but there’s something about Wan’s directorial eye that seems to make this extended footage truly stand out. Here’s to the King of Atlantis!
Do you agree with Mark Millar with the idea that Aquaman can firmly plant the DCEU somewhere superior to Marvel in the pop culture landscape? Are you excited to see what James Wan has brought to the lore of DC Films? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest DCEU news.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.