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Aquaman Trailer Makes Huge Splash at San Diego Comic-Con

After months of speculation, a red herring, and an exclusive screening of a rough cut at CinemaCon, the first Aquaman trailer was played to a packed crowd in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con for the Warner Bros presentation and is now officially online and released to the world.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trailer was shown to people at the CineEurope show and was expected to be released online a few days later.  Director James Wan put that rumor to bed about a week later with a tweet announcing the Aquaman trailer would debut at San Diego Comic-Con International.


Before the Aquaman trailer was released online, there were some false starts with a video editor who claimed to be working on an Aquaman trailer, but that was later debunked to Jason Momoa News by director James Wan himself.

Then there was speculation that the trailer would be shown at WonderCon, but that rumor was also sunk by Wan in a series of tweets.

By the time CinemaCon rolled around in Las Vegas, we knew that Wan and Jason Momoa were headed to the show and our hopes were raised that an Aquaman trailer would be debuted.  We weren’t let down, but the trailer that was shown exclusively to attendees of the show was a rough cut and despite a ton of social media presence in the room for the WB presentation, no footage was leaked. And then when the rumbling started again about a trailer, James Wan once again took to Twitter with a sort of answer.

Finally, the news that people at CineEurope were treated to a fully finished trailer made it’s way online via The Hollywood Reporter with the tidbit of news that it would be available online in the coming days.  Now that the Aquaman trailer is here, we’re going to pick apart every frame of this thing and share screencaps.  Stay tuned!

As always, check out our filmography for Aquaman and photo gallery.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role.  The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables”films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

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 & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger.  The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.

Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”).  They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Safran Company Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.”  The film is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

1 thought on “Aquaman Trailer Makes Huge Splash at San Diego Comic-Con”

  1. I wanted him to have jet black hair like in my FAVORITE cartoons and the comic books. Why couldn’t you keep that little piece TRUE. Wouldn’t have cost you much.

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