WB has made their big move forward with DC by releasing 3 big trailers at once and creating the ultimate Buzz amongst the audiences. Many fans actually thought that Shazam! completely stole the show, but we have to admit that Aquaman was surely the best trailer to come out at WB’s Panel at Hall H. The Aquaman trailer revealed a whole lot of stuff from the film. We got the basic story of the movie through the trailer as it gave us the feeling that this will surely be an origin story that we are going to love. Jason Momoa looks dope as Arthur Curry and Orm seems to have been stripped right out of the comics. This movie has been truly inspired by the comics, and everything about the film wreaks exactly that. Black Manta, Queen Atlana, King Orm, Atlantis, Mera, The Light House, everything except for maybe Aquaman himself is exactly identical from the source material.
Jason Momoa’s look has been different from most of the comics, but it is what really works cinematically. Aquaman is going to be on a big mission in the film, According to Aquaman‘s unit publicist, Ernie Malik Arthur is going to be on a mission in the film. Here’s what he had to say about Arthur’s story arc:
“Aquaman goes on this quest to find out where the true trident, the king’s trident, is. Not this trident (shown in Justice League), the dead king’s trident which is really the trident you want. With this trident, you can control the whole ocean, everything. But only a true king can wield it in their culture.”
This movie has been a great opportunity for James Wan to tell his own story. Here’s what he said:
“I feel like the good thing about having something that isn’t really established is I get the opportunity to kind of set the world, set the tone, and set the flavor for who this guy is, and the world that he lives in. That’s what we love about superheroes, right? We love that they represent the best part of who we want to be, right? What we strive for, and what we aspire to be. And I think what I liked most about this character, and actually what Jason Momoa brings to it, is the idea that this is a guy who’s kind of trapped between two worlds. He doesn’t feel like he belonged in the surface world, but he doesn’t feel like he belongs in the world of Atlantis as well, the underwater world.”
Wan has inspired the movie so much with the source material that we are surely going to get the trademark orange and green suit at some point in the movie. But when is it going to be? Well, a recent interview with Jason Momoa may have actually given a hint to that and spoiled the ending of the movie. Here’s what he said:
“I think when he (Arthur) was a little boy, he had these powers and he didn’t hone them in so this whole journey of him going to become the king…the last frame of this movie you’re going to see him actually become the thing he was destined to be.”
So, does this mean that Aquaman will beat Orm at the end be the true King of Atlantis? It seems exactly that and the Orange and Green Costume sequence would also be a part of the ending of the movie when Arthur is crowned as the King of Atlantis. This may not be a spoiler for some, but we do know that no matter what happens, Arthur Curry will become the King of Atlantis.
Here’s the official Synopsis of the movie:
“From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.”