While the last instalment of the DC Extended Universe proved to be another divisive blockbuster, anticipation is surprisingly high for James Wan’s standalone Aquaman movie, which will re-introduce fans to Jason Momoa’s seafaring superhero and give us a first look at the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.
We’re still waiting for the first trailer for Aquaman to drop, but thanks to Entertainment Weekly and a handful of intriguing new images, we have a better idea of what to expect from the next DCEU adventure.
Check out the images below:
The first image shows Arthur Curry aka. Aquaman attempting to stop water from flooding a submarine, which has reportedly been attacked and swarmed by pirates. Could this scene introduce Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the films secondary villain, Black Manta?
The second image shows Aquaman and Mera (Amber Heard) on the surface world, surrounded by ancient pillars and statues. Mera is holding what appears to be a map, suggesting that the duo will come to the surface looking for a hidden object or location.
The next image gives us our first official look at Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta, who is described as a high-seas mercenary. We also get a glimpse of Manta’s prototype helmet, which looks accurate to the comic book design.
The next image teases a major confrontation between Aquaman and his half-brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson), who seeks to declare war on the surface world.
The fifth image jumps behind-the-scenes and shows James Wan directing Jason Momoa and Amber Heard inside what appears to be a sunken pirate ship. We also get a small look at Willem Dafoe’s Vulko, who is described as a mentor to Aquaman.
The next image shows the warriors of Xebel riding sea-dragons, heading into battle against the army of Atlantis, which is shown riding great white sharks.
The seventh and final image goes back in time and gives us a first look at Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother, Queen Atlanna. In the image, Atlanna is shown holding a young Arthur on the surface world. The picture also features a male character, who will probably end up being Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Hears, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Randall Park and Otis Dhanji. The film will land in theatres on December 21, 2018!