San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has officially swung its doors open for another year of megaton announcements and unmissable trailers, with Gotham and New Line’s second annual ‘ScareDiego’ expected to get the ball rolling later this evening.
But now that SDCC has welcomed its first attendees, Screen Rant has relayed an up-close look at Arthur Curry’s classic costume as it’ll appear in the forthcoming DC standalone pic. This particular Aquaman figure is also wielding what appears to be King Atlan’s trident, and we know from previous story intel that said weapon becomes something of a MacGuffin for James Wan’s standalone pic.
For instance, DC publicist Ernie Malik told ComicBook.com earlier this week that the king’s trident has the ability to “control the whole ocean.”
Aquaman goes on this quest to find out where the true trident, the king’s trident, is – [Justice League’s Quindent Aquaman is] not this trident, the dead king’s trident, which is really the trident you want. With this trident, you can control the whole ocean, everything. But only a true king can wield it in their culture.
Such an immense talisman naturally piques the curiosity of Patrick Wilson’s Orm, who hopes to live up to his title as the ‘Ocean Master’ by bending the seven seas to his will.
And that’s where Arthur Curry comes into the equation, as lead star Jason Momoa tells CB:
If I don’t step in and intervene, Orm’s just gonna take over the land. You think about all the harm we’ve done to the oceans, and are still doing, and if you lived under there, you would absolutely despise and hate these people that lived up there. Why wouldn’t you send a tsunami and just wreck the whole place? Why wouldn’t you? You burn up your cars and take the fossil fuels and put acid rain in the ocean and why wouldn’t you?
Aquaman is expected to breach the surface on December 21st. Closer to home, James Wan will be in attendance at Warner’s SDCC panel this Saturday to share a sneak peek of the film in action. Don’t miss it.