There is some good news on the front of Aquaman, even though the upcoming comic book adaptation in the DC Extended Universe has been playing coy from the public for some time now.
Taking to Instagram earlier today, actor Jason Momoa confirmed that director James Wan and the crew are nearly done with scheduled reshoots.
He also shared a new photo from the set that features a staffer (extreme left) carrying a gold-colored Trident. The background suggests that this specific scene, much like most of the movie, takes place underwater as well.
Aquaman was previously reported to have received positive reactions from early test screenings held in February. The standalone debut for the character was praised by a select audience for not only featuring action-heavy sequences but also emotional content.
However, Aquaman remains without a trailer. Wan made it clear a few weeks back that nothing “subpar” will be shown to the public. This takes into account the fact that Aquaman involves an insane amount of visual effects, making it incredibly tedious to process every single scene. Hence, the trailer will only be released once everything is ready and polished down to the bone.
Aquaman will be set after the events of Justice League (2017) 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.