We finally have our first major look at director James Wan’s Aquaman film from a series of new images and articles. Today’s podcast covers our first look at Black Manta, Ocean Master/Orm, Atlanna, and more.
Aquaman movie news
- Trailer expected soon (MTV Movie & TV Awards monday night?)
- Entertainment Weekly
- WB’s Toby Emmerich – “James has done an incredible job with his team. “The film is taking you to a different place and imagining the underwater world in a way you haven’t seen before.
- Producer Peter Safran says the film has the “great action you expect, it’s got a lot of great humor, it works on so many levels … it’s a testament to James’ unique vision.”
- Geoff Johns – “The underwater stuff has never been executed like this before. The visual effects shots coming in are just beautiful. James can switch modes from horror to big bright colorful action to really emotional scenes. He’s so able to hit all these different genres.”
- Entertainment Weekly covers showing Atlanna, Mera, and Arthur
- Director James Wan – “The water world my movie takes place in is so separate and so far apart from previous DC movies it’s like I’m making my own sci-fi fantasy film. This is a whole new underwater world nobody has seen before in live action.”
- “There are Atlanteans riding great white sharks, giant octopi, seven different underwater kingdoms, trench-dwelling cannibals, and even sea dragons (Wan’s fearsome take on the oft-mocked image of Aquaman riding a seahorse in the Super Friends cartoons).”
- Entertainment Weekly on underwater dialogue – Director James Wan – “People are overthinking it. They’re just gonna talk!”; speak normally with visual effects to mimic sound waves
- Entertainment Weekly first look at Yahya Abdul-Mateen II(Black Manta); called David Kane in article, is David Hyde in comics
- “working on a prototype of his iconic super-suit, which famously blasts red plasma beams from his eyes”
- King Orm is primary antagonist
- Director James Wan – “Black Manta is a really interesting character who is somehow factored into this story but our main story is about Jason and Patrick. He’s part mercenary but full-time pirate who in his suit will look like some crazy alien from outer space.”
- Entertainment Weekly gallery of 7 images
- Arthur in a sub
- Arthur and Mera on land – with a map?
- Arthur and Orm (Patrick Wilson) facing each other in full costume
- BTS photo of Wan with Amber Heard, Jason Momoa, and Willem Dafoe’s back inside a wrecked ship
- Concept art and still
- Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) with young Arthur
- Underwater meeting at The Council of the Kings – giant statues of Kings of 7 Kingdoms (when Atlantis sank underwater), Atlantean army riding great white sharks, King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren) and troops riding sea dragons, Vulko on a hammerhead shark, and Orm on a Tylosaur
Twitter question from @condor_zelander – “Any predictions for the Aquaman trailer and will we also get images of each character released on the same day as trailer?”
- Full costume of Black Manta?
- Teaser, longer trailer 1 (or sizzle reel) at SDCC?
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