We have finally entered one of the most exciting weeks of the year: the week of San Diego Comic-Con. And with Warner Bros. and DC Films set to make a big splash this Saturday, Aquaman director James Wan is getting ready to show the world the first official glimpse at the highly-anticipated DC Extended Universe film.
We are under a week away from finally seeing the long-awaited trailer for Aquaman, and Wan just shared a glimpse at an editing room where he states that he is working overtime to put some finishing touches to the upcoming trailer just in time for Hall H:
Now for the next few days, fans can speculate as to what this image from the Aquaman trailer entails. From the looks of it, Wan is going for some striking imagery that evokes the grand nature of the comics – proving once again that Aquaman is no longer a laughing stock but rather a force to be reckoned with.
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Plot details for Aquaman are currently under wraps. The film centers on Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry and will dive much deeper into the character’s past as it explores the discovery of his powers and his reluctance to accept his role as King.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman 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.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!