Fans like myself have been itching to see some kind of content from the upcoming Aquaman film. Although it’s only 6 months away it feels like we’ve been waiting for an eternity. But with the film only being 6 months away and SDCC only around the corner this was the perfect time to start the promotion train for the film. Today it was revealed that Aquaman will feature on the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly. Aquaman will be following in the tradition of the other DC films that have covered the magazine such as Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman. Usually I wouldn’t write about a story like this but the feature actually provides a lot of interesting information and stills from the film. This week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly provides us with our first look at the likes of Orm, Black Manta and Queen Atlanna.
Here are the shots of the cover that feature Arthur, Mera and Queen Atlanna:
The other shot that was released of Queen Atlanna features her and Arthur as a kid. Although Aquaman is a set after the events of Justice League we should expect to see some flashback scenes to when Arthur was a child.
Orm and Black Manta
One thing I was looking forward to the most was how the costumes with characters such as Orm (Ocean Master) and Black Manta were handled. With Justice League we know how Aquaman and Mera will look like for the most part but the villains of the movie is a different case. Both characters look great! I especially love the design of their headwear. While we don’t get the full picture of Orm’s equipment it does look to be accurate with the source material. This can definitely be said about Black Manta’s helmet which looks like it has just jumped off the page.
While both villains are prominent in the film James Wan clarified in the interview that Orm (Arthur’s brother) is the main villain of the film:
“Black Manta is a really interesting character who is somehow factored into this story but our main story is about Jason and Patrick,”
James Wan on Black Manta’s background and costume:
“He’s part mercenary but full-time pirate who in his suit will look like some crazy alien from outer space,”
No speech bubbles
This was something that was confirmed by James Wan on Twitter shortly after the release of Justice League but in this interview he explains it further. Fans were not happy with how the scenes in Atlantis were handled in Justice League whenever someone talked. In the scene with Mera and Arthur a bubble would appear which allowed them to talk. It didn’t bother me too much but it also didn’t look that great at the same time. James Wan has gone on to reassure fans that this won’t happen in the Aquaman movie:
Wan said, “People are overthinking it.” The director added that Aquaman’s characters are “just gonna talk!” According to EW, the approach to talking underwater is “brilliantly simple and naturalistic-looking solution.”
Synopsis for Aquaman:
“Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught in a battle between surface dwellers that threaten his oceans and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.”
Let me know your thoughts on what we have seen so far
It’s also been rumoured that a trailer for Aquaman should be dropping sooner than expected. If that doesn’t happen we’re only one month away from SDCC so don’t get too disappointed.
Aquaman is set to be released 21, December