Following rather strong rumors from last month that a full-fledged trailer for Aquaman would debut this weekend, fans attending WonderCon 2018 were left pretty disappointed when nothing of the sort took place.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, director James Wan calmed the storm by explaining why it is taking so long for the standalone adaptation to receive its first-ever trailer.
It turns out that the upcoming movie has an insane amount of visual effects, making it incredibly tedious to process every single scene. This also includes footage being smashed together for a trailer.
Wan made it clear that nothing “subpar” is going to be shown to the public and there will be no rushing of any kind. Hence, there will be no trailer released until each and everything is finalized to the dot.
Taking into account how much Justice League (2017) was bashed by critics for the use of inferior and half-baked special effects in the final theatrical version, it makes sense why Wan is being so cautious.
The careful manner in which Aquaman is being handled should also comfort fans into hoping that the movie could very well revitalize the DC Extended Universe, especially after recent reports about early test screenings yielding positive reactions.
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 is scheduled to open in theaters on December 21, 2018.