DC and WB have a lot on their plate at the moment. That said, we can forgive the duo for taking a bit of a breather on Sunday, seeing as the comic book juggernaut and their parent company went all out Saturday, and as a result of the commendable effort, find themselves able to soak up the spotlight for a change.
During their allotted time at San Diego Comic-Con, WB and DC delighted the crowd with the first teaser for Shazam!, shared some unpolished Wonder Woman 1984 footage, and made the big splash everyone had been waiting for in the form of the first trailer for Aquaman, all whilst managing to rebrand their entire operation in the process.
However, it wasn’t all good for DC and WB coming out of the weekend. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, star of James Wan’s subaquatic superhero feature, Jason Momoa, might’ve let the ending of the film slip.
“Obviously this is the whole origin story. We’ve seen him in Justice League, which is two minutes of his whole life, so we get to see where he came from,” said Momoa. Nothing too revealing, but the actor didn’t stop there.
Momoa then went on to seemingly confirm the final moments of Aquaman, saying:
“I think when he was a little boy, he had these powers and he didn’t hone them in so this whole journey of him going to become the king…the last frame of this movie you’re going to see him actually become the thing he was destined to be.”
Granted, if what the actor disclosed does indeed prove to be the grand finale of the film, it’s not like we didn’t see it coming. After all, former Worlds of DC founding father, Zack Snyder – and even Wan himself, for that matter – previously divulged a significant plot point pertaining to the unifying the Seven Great Cities of Atlantis. Therefore, it’s only logical that having united them, Arthur Curry would take his rightful place as king.
Alongside Momoa, Aquaman will also star Amber Heard as his wife, Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the villain, Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko. Look for it to swim into theaters on December 21st.