During ComicCon 2018, Aquaman trailer was finally premiered to the world. Its been a long time coming but now that its out, it welcome. Although the comic book version is a blonde, this film adaptation is played by a long haired brunette actor Jason Mamoa. It is the only D.C. film that is coming out this year compared to what Disney/Marvel have planned, Black Panther, Infinity Wars, Venom, Ant-man and Wasp to name a few.
The first time we saw Aquaman in a movie was in Batman Vs. Superman : Dawn of Justice and that was only a brief glimpse of him undersea as Diana Prince and Bruce Wayne discuss about putting together a group of heroes to be known as the Justice League. Aquaman then made his first real debut in the follow up film, Justice League where he helps the others to bring down Steppenwolf, a powerful being from another world.
In the noughties, they did create a pilot for Aquaman the series but it didn't get picked up. The actor Justin Hartley would go to play Oliver Queen in the Smallville series. This is the first film dedicated to the character.
It is about how he became King of Atlantis and by way of the trailer, it doesn't disappoint. Arthur Curry is contacted by Atlanteans about coming back to Atlantis to prevent his half brother from being leader of Atlantis and launching a war on the people above the service.
This film has been directed by James Wan, who has previously been known for the Saw films. What has pleased some D.C. fans is that Zach Snyder who had oversaw the previous Justice League films is not involved in this film. D.C. films have been epic in the past with the Christian Bale/Christopher Nolan Batman films and the Christopher Reeve Superman films of the past so everyone is hoping the film can return back to the past glory that we used to know and love.
In addition to King Ohm, aka Ocean Master, Aquaman's main adversary, Black Mantra will also appear but he will only be a side story. The film will be about two hours long, Warner Bros. have turned their backs on anything longer than that.