Presentation on Warner Bros. upcoming action-adventure, featuring Jason Momoa as the aquatic DC Comics superhero, rocks the Hall H audience.
In the raucous final Warner Bros. presentation of the day this past Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, stars Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and director James Wan took center stage to share a brand-new trailer for the highly anticipate DC Comics underwater superhero adventure, Aquaman, which hits theatres this coming December 21.
Introduced to audiences in last year’s Justice League, Aquaman reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry, as he battles numerous underwater forces, including his brother, and discovers whether or not he is worthy of fulfilling his destiny as the undersea king. In front of a packed Hall H crowd, the assembled cast shared production stories about harnesses and getting pelted with water, as well as presented teaser footage and the film’s brand-new trailer debut.
The film stars Momoa in the title role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman; Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera; Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s The Get Down) as Black Manta; Oscar-winner Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Atlanna; as well as Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko.
Production VFX supervisors are Charles Gibson and Kelvin McIlwain, with ILM, MPC, Method Studios, Rodeo FX, Scanline VFX and Weta Digital handling the film’s visual effects production.
Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2) and Will Beall (Gangster Squad, TV’s Training Day), story by Geoff Johns, Wan and Beall. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.
Source: Warner Bros.
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