Are you ready for a wet Christmas? Warner Brothers has unleashed the final trailer for ‘Aquaman’ and it is loaded with new footage, including sequences of young Arthur Curry (played by Kaan Guldur at age 9, and Otis Dhanji at age 13) training with his mentor Nuidis Vulko (Willem Dafoe). And while Aquaman (Jason Momoa) has a trident, he doesn’t the trident needed to “Unite the Seven.”
There are also teases of a plot by Aquaman’s brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson) to unite the fractured kingdoms of Atlantis and conquer the surface world. There is even a glimpse of Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Mera’s father and the ruler of the kingdom of Xebel.
Get an extended look at the film in the trailer below:
‘Aquaman’ will open in theaters on December 20, 2018. Fandango has tickets up for sale now and also score five free digital comic books.
Also, Amazon Prime customers can purchase tickets to see ‘Aquaman’ a week early on December 15.
Warner Brothers previewed 25 minutes of footage in China and the reaction to it was extremely positive, with the action sequences drawing comparisons to ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Matrix’. Producer Peter Safran explained:
“We focused very heavily on the characters to make sure that, as I said earlier, a trademark of James’ [Wan] is to make sure you care about the characters before you see them go through the paces. But, our action sequences I think are pretty unique and James has always tried to craft things that people have not seen before and also to service the characters in a really good fashion.”
“So, we just basically finished the main unit stuff up there and that Italy sequence was always just this incredible sequence that James, the stunt guys, we all really put into this. It’s an incredible, incredible sequence, but it’s got different stuff in it; it’s got Manta stuff, it’s got Mera stuff, it’s got Arthur stuff, it’s got everybody using their respective strengths; it’s a unique piece, even though it’s not below water, but it is a unique piece. And, if anything I would say it feels like what James did in ‘Fast 7’ with that incredible sequence on the road with the big truck that eventually ends up going over-just when you think there’s nowhere else you can go with it, he goes somewhere else with it. So, we spent a lot of time crafting original piece and I think that there’s a lot in this movie, there are a lot of action set pieces, but they don’t really count for much if the character stuff isn’t working early on.”
Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Aquaman’ this Christmas?