With all the entertainment choices this year, we forget that in December the Aquaman movie is coming. Many of the DC Universe fans’ hope that it is the blockbuster that DC Films needs to bring attention to that universe again. It is an effort by James Wan and company to put the movie-going public in sync with a quality movie production.
Since the Justice League mediocre movie showing in theaters many are wondering if Warner Bros. Pictures can make an entertaining superhero movie that does not feature Wonder Woman. With no Superman or Justice League movie in site, the WB’s plan is to make films about less known characters in the DC lore. Other than the Batman movie by Matt Reeves and Wonder Woman by Patty Jenkins the rest of the movies feature Aquaman, Shazam, the Flash, Birds of Prey, Joker Origin Story, Suicide Squad, Batgirl and finally the Green Lantern Corps.
The reason why is clear to me. It is clearly time to do some universe building through character development in quality made movies so that later they can unveil a true Justice League type movie blockbuster like Marvel Films did with Avengers: Infinity War. While it really is not a formula for success it is the logical thing to do to bring audiences into the DC Movie universe one step at a time.
My hope is that Aquaman is a quality movie and it builds fans confidence that DC Films is on the right track. Below is the extended new trailer for Aquaman. It will be in theaters on December 21. It has been a long wait to see a DC Film since Last years fiasco with Justice League. Let’s hope it was worth the wait. See you at the theater. 🙂 Walt
Media Release: From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-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.
The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.
Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.
Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”).
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Safran Company Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.” The film is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a mediocre.