Warner Bros. has released the first poster for the upcoming adaptation of DC’s ‘Aquaman‘. Although we saw some new images from the film last week, this striking new poster comes in anticipation of the film’s San Diego Comic-Con 2018 panel. Along with the new poster comes the confirmation that the first trailer for the film will also debut at the aforementioned panel. Here’s the first poster for ‘Aquaman‘ (via Twitter):
— Aquaman Movie (@aquamanmovie) July 16, 2018
As someone who hasn’t been too keen on most of the DCEU films, I have to say that ‘Aquaman ‘looks to be extremely promising based on this poster. Director James Wan is the perfect choice for bringing Atlantis to life, and it seems that Wan is keen on lightening the tone up a bit. Indeed, this poster is super effective, but it also proves to be a good tease of the story with Jason Momoa‘s Arthur Curry returning home to a divided seven kingdoms. Wan also shared a tease of the upcoming trailer (also via Twitter):
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) July 16, 2018
Based on these two images, ‘Aquaman’ is turning out to be one of my most anticipated reveals at SDCC 2018. Make sure to tune back in as more is revealed, but in the meantime, you can find the film’s official synopsis below:
“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.
The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a firece warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscarnominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” “Netflix’s The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours” “Lion”) as Arthrur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.
Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangstar Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beal, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisnger. the film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.
Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”).