As part of its 2018 blowout, which brought forth new previews of Infinity War, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, USA Today has reeled in a brand new pic for Warner’s spinoff, which appears to show a glowering Arthur Curry confronting an off-screen adversary.
It’s awfully similar to the image released by Entertainment Weekly three weeks ago, leading us to believe that Jason Momoa’s King of the Seven is actually housed up in some form of submersible. Whatever the case, Aquaman is very much an outsider in the eyes of James Wan, who told USA Today that:
He doesn’t quite fit in, but as the story progresses, he realizes he’s the best of both worlds. Circumstances allow him to grow as a human being and then realize the bigger picture of it all and what it means to have these abilities.
Poised to go up against two huge antagonists – Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) included – Arthur Curry will experience a true hero’s journey come 2018, with Wan describing Manta’s antagonism as “very primal,” thereby seeding “that classic revenge story.”
Design-wise, Atlantis also provided James Wan with the opportunity to render “something that is from our planet but at the same time, it’s a visual we’re not familiar with.” Color us intrigued.
Championed as a “totally different beast” to the vastly underwhelming Justice League, Wan’s solo adventure also promises to inject some much-needed fresh blood into the DC Extended Universe. And not a moment too soon.
Expect Aquaman to hit these shores on December 21st, 2018, and when it does, it’ll seemingly feature characters riding sharks. Take our money, Warner Bros., take it all.