The upcoming standalone Aquaman movie may prove to be a turning point for the DC Extended Universe as an early test screening is said to have been received with incredible positive reactions.
According to a new report from Batman-News earlier today, Warner Bros. extended exclusive invitations to a selected batch of people this week. While they are prohibited to reveal their identities due to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the studio, they can convey their thoughts through third-party mediums.
At least two different sources have come forward to confirm that they greatly enjoyed the early test screening for the movie. They further praised Aquaman for not only featuring action-heavy sequences but also emotional content.
So far two different sources told me they loved #Aquaman! There’s tons of action but it’s a very emotional movie as well.
— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) February 21, 2018
The general buzz for the time being should put fans at ease, especially after the disappointment that Justice League (2017) ended up being. That being said, an early test screening translates into an early version of Aquaman in the editing booth. Such is never the best way to judge if the final product will be actually good or not in the theaters. Keep in mind that both Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League were well-received at their early test screenings as well.
Aquaman will be set after the events of Justice League and center on Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) as he takes on the responsibilities of the throne of Atlantis and protect his underwater kingdom from arch-nemesis Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).
The other confirmed cast features Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, and Dolph Lundgren as Nereus.
Aquaman, directed by James Wan, is still awaiting to receive its first official trailer ahead of opening in theaters on December 21, 2018.