Aquaman has finally managed to raise his head above the waters, albeit for a few lucky fans.
Taking the stage at CinemaCon 2018 (via The Hollywood Reporter) earlier today, director James Wan and his cast treated fans on the show-floor with new footage from the upcoming movie adaptation.
The snippet featured Aquaman (Jason Momoa) pulling off one-liners as he dragged a submarine from the ocean. The footage also showed off Atlantis and the royal guard “riding sea horses” into battle. Both Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson) made brief appearances as well, in addition to Mera (Amber Heard) asking the titular protagonist of the seas for help.
While the said footage has not been made available for the public, it should be only a matter of time before someone from the event uploads a recording made from their smartphone.
However, the upcoming solo debut of the character will remain without a trailer for the coming time. 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 was previously reported to have received positive reactions from early test screenings held in February. The standalone debut of the character was praised by a select audience for not only featuring action-heavy sequences but also emotional content.
Aquaman is scheduled to open in theaters on December 21, 2018.