First Comic-Con Trailer for James Wan's 'Aquaman' with Jason Momoa

July 21, 2018
Source: YouTube

Aquaman Trailer

"The only way to stop this war, is for you to take your rightful place as king." Warner Bros has released the first official trailer for James Wan's Aquaman movie, following its debut in Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego. This is another epic trailer, giving us a very exciting first look at this new DC movie, which fans have been waiting to get a look at for a while now. The character of Aquaman, also known as Arthur Curry, first appeared in Zack Snyder's Justice League movie, and this solo feature takes place after the events of that movie. Jason Momoa stars as Aquaman, with Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Willem Dafoe, Graham McTavish, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Ludi Lin, and featuring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. This is looking very good and action packed, with some big moments teased - an epic underwater war and lots of cool creatures. Dive in.

Here's the first official trailer (+ teaser poster) for James Wan's Aquaman, direct from WB's YouTube:

Aquaman Poster

For more updates on DC's Aquaman, visit the official website or follow on Twitter @aquamanmovie.

Following the events of the Justice League movie, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), 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. Aquaman is directed by Australian filmmaker James Wan, director of the films Saw, Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2, Furious 7, and The Conjuring 2 most recently. The screenplay is written by Will Beall, from a story by James Wan, Geoff Johns, and Will Beall. Based on the DC Comics character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. Warner Bros will release James Wan's Aquaman in theaters everywhere starting on December 21st during the holidays later this year. First impression? So how does this DC movie look?

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Hard to complain about this. This is just a teaser, too. I cant wait to see more.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 21, 2018


CGI shitfest, I miss Snyder Already, too bad people didn't appreciate BVS, best comic movie in ages (except for martha and cgi borefest at the end)

qweqwu on Jul 21, 2018


SH movies don't even look like live action anymore. Even real shots look fake.

Butchy Butch on Jul 21, 2018


I mean snyder never intended to direct an aquaman but his fingerprints are all over this one.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 21, 2018


I don't know, doubt it, is it too much to ask for a grounded movie, something like Nolan did in batman, combined with the fight scenes from snyder's watchmen/bvs warehouse. What the hell do I know anyways, maybe people like these kiddy stuff...

qweqwu on Jul 21, 2018


What's happening with Heard's hair? Is it CGI or something. Her performance also sounds horribly phoned in.

DAVIDPD on Jul 21, 2018


Hard to complain about this. This is just a teaser, too. I cant wait to see more.

timothy mcgee on Jul 21, 2018


Please program more than one review into hype-bot 1.1 beta.

chuckpenz on Jul 21, 2018


More Garbage from DC Films. Looks absolutely horrendous.

tyban81 on Jul 21, 2018


Although I have nothing against super hero movies, I really sense too much escapism in Hollywood these last few years...

shiboleth on Jul 21, 2018


Don't worry...I'm sure this movie will punch you in the proverbial face with a social or political statement. They're forcing them in all the time now it seems.

theslayer5150 on Jul 21, 2018


somehow its all trumps fault lol or something like that lol

Derek NOLA on Jul 22, 2018


I like Mamao but that looked awful. Lots of crash and boom and epic music but it all felt empty. Dreary self important lines, too many woahs and 'this is awesome' sayings like the trailer is actually saying to you 'these are the bits that are meant to impress you'. DC just cannot get their shit right at the moment - they're trying too hard and assuming FX and spectacle can mask their fundamental flaw of piss poor writing.

Payne by name on Jul 21, 2018


what DC has done is basically admit their "darker and grittier" plan failed , so now they have to copy the " joky one-liner style " that they criticized Marvel over . "Justice League" shows you how they have capitulated to copying Marvel , and that they aren't as good in doing it , as Marvel ...however focusing on ANYBODY but Supes and Bats , is a better start for DC . So maybe they'll get there , eventually once they build up fan bases for THEIR " minor characters " ...

Dominic on Jul 23, 2018


That sounds like a sound explanation but the set up looks just as empty and ridiculous as Steppenwolf did in Justice League. Now I concede that Infinity War was so good because people were invested in so many characters but what that should tell DC is you can't rush these things. It takes time. By bolting out these smaller characters in the 'big' film first, means that going back to them still leaves them tarnished with the stench from the earlier pile of BS that they were in. I'll give them credit that Shazam looked very entertaining but I fear that they may have blown all the good jokes in the trailer (such is their desperation for success) and hence when the film eventually comes out people realise that there isn't any further substance in the film. In a way, I'm glad that DC's films are struggling creatively and financially because they deserve to be punished for believing that they didn't have to worry about crafting their products or spending the requisite time on them because the audiences are so gullible and stupid that they would gobble it up regardless. You can really feel that a culture of just throw anything out there had infected their brand.

Payne by name on Jul 24, 2018


Infinity Wars wasn't good because of its character list ; it was good because the Villian was fully fleshed out as a character , and his motivations were understandable , while still being reprehensible . Unlike Steppenwolf .. The rest was fairly normal CB Ethos and Pathos ; just represented on film much better , as is the trend for the recent Marvel movies And yes the mistake of not having the superheroes in smaller solo movies first will be DC's cross to bear .However it's still bad that the team-up movie didn't engender more of a good reaction . I think if the Avengers 1st movie had come out before IM 1 , it still would have worked out for Marvel , because that 1st Avengers movie WAS Good ... The Point still is , DC made a big deal of trying NOT to script like Marvel , and yet obviously has given up on that plan somewhat quickly . Probably because BvsS had such bad reviews , and the WW movie was successful with a modicum of that Marvel style ( when Chris Pine was onscreen )

Dominic on Jul 24, 2018


aw shit. this trailer turned me off to see aquaman.

pinecastle on Jul 21, 2018


Brothers fighting for control of a technologically advanced kingdom hidden from the rest of the world with the fate of entire planet hanging in the balance. Saw this movie last February. It was called Black Panther.

theslayer5150 on Jul 21, 2018


Black Panther was overrated.

Lewis on Jul 22, 2018


Not denying that one bit. Just saying the base plot seems near identical to me.

theslayer5150 on Jul 22, 2018


Fair enough. I was really looking forward to Black Panther, having had to wait for the blu-ray and hearing the good reviews, and felt it simply wasn't as great as it was built up to be upon watching.

Lewis on Jul 22, 2018


how many minutes of deleted scenes were on the BluRay ? and did you kinda mix those in when u evaluated the movie , or was it on the theatrical version alone ? I thought the pacing sucked , on BP . it was obvious they were rushing the story , to pack it all into 2 hours and 10 mins ...Many things could have been "fleshed out" and explained better I was looking forward to the usual 25 mins of deleted scenes that would make the movie better .. also the Death and Rebirth thing is overdone ; most recently in the latest Underworld film .... But u take those complaints out , and the movie was great . Also u must put it in the Context of : Marvel was putting out a dark and gritty Avengers movie , so the movies on schedule before And after it ( BP ; Ant-Man and the Wasp ) had to be more of the feel good , predictably happy ending variety ...

Dominic on Jul 22, 2018


I've not actually viewed the deleted scenes, so I think a review and deeper look at the features are needed. Loved the characters, though felt Killmonger and Klaw are underused (Killmonger especially). Like you say there is so much going on, and though can't think off the top of my head the scenes, I'm sure there was some that could of been stripped down or cut.

Lewis on Jul 23, 2018


There could have been : - more explanation about Wakanda , its history and how the Citizens live , instead of the ONE scene at some kind of marketplace . - a Little more about his "Q" , his sister - the reason why people kept pulling their lower lip down to identify themselves as Wakandans . was there a mark there to see , or is it an ability other Africans don't have ? i never got the point of it .. - an explanation of why there are only female warriors for T'Challa .... Kilmonger's motivations are the only thing that IS explained well . and many reviewers praise the movie for depicting the villian and his motivations so well .. Klaw shows up in two movies so he's got enough screen time the backstory of things is what was obviously stripped out . it's usually worth it to wait for the BluRay to see what was the Director's Full intent for showing in the movie . Prometheus is the best example of this ...

Dominic on Jul 23, 2018


Well, this is officially the most I've been disappointed since leaving Justice League. This looks mediocre and the dialogue is all cheesy one liners. This tries really hard to copy the comic relief of Guardians or Ragnarok but comes up way short. Luckily, Shazam looked good at least.

chuckpenz on Jul 21, 2018


i like it. the underwater world looks interesting.

dan on Jul 21, 2018


Looks terrible

GenerationX-Men on Jul 22, 2018


Ofgul coursgul yougul can talkgul ungulder water! gulg gulg gulg

Akirakorn on Jul 22, 2018


i like it. the underwater world looks interesting.

frankietheaxe on Jul 22, 2018


i like it. the underwater world looks interesting.

frankietheaxe on Jul 22, 2018


Only really intrigued to see this because of James Wan directing.

Brandon Cole on Jul 23, 2018


End of Warner Brothers adventure.

Good War on Jul 23, 2018


I have a feeling this is going to tank (no pun). Also, I'm really sick of these one-liners....they don't work. Finally, Amber Heard's dye-job looks pretty terrible. But yeah, effects heavy and "Star Wars underwater" it is definitely NOT.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 23, 2018


Cheesy as hell, but i'll be seeing it. Wan can do action, I like Mamoa, and several of the supporting cast ain't bad either. But good Goddess, the dye-job on Heard... that's even faker looking that the one for Medusa of "Inhumans".

VAharleywitch on Jul 24, 2018

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