Aquaman Extended Video Provides Over 5 Minutes of Footage
Warner Bros. Pictures has offered us an Aquaman extended video today. Coming in at over 5 minutes, it’s the biggest chunk of footage we have from the movie which is poised to dive into theaters in December.
The Aquaman extended video is rough in spots, but it does a decent enough job of setting the table for the DCEU’s next big project. Fan reaction seems positive following the footage’s release, potentially giving DC fans a glimmer of hope for the future of their film universe.
Warner Bros. describes the project as “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.” But as Amber Heard’s Mera states to Jason Momoa’s Curry at the end of the footage, “a hero” always tops a king.
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Today’s Aquaman extended video begins with Curry explaining that he “was the product of a love that never should have been.” Through this, we see snippets of Temuera Morrison as Curry’s father and Nicole Kidman as his mother, Atlanna.
The footage also looks as though it provides a glimpse of some early setup pieces in the movie. Curry and Mera and in the Sahara looking for the lost city of Atlantis. They of course find it, with a bit of solid comedy in tow thanks to a well-placed pee joke.
Curry then obtains the Trident of Neptune, a weapon that contains “the power of Atlantis.” It’s then explained that “in the wrong hands, it would bring destruction.” During this monologue, we see glimpses of Patrick Wilson’s Orm, also known as Ocean Master, and the present King of Atlantis. He’s clearly set to be one of the primary foils for Curry in the film.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has also been cast as “the vengeful” Black Manta, and we get to see a good look at the villain in the latter half of the Aquaman extended video. It’s here that James Wan’s Aquaman proves it’s not quite ready for primetime. The CGI looks pretty rough in places as the action ramps up. And there’s a fight scene towards the end featuring Kidman’s Atlanna that is quite clearly a stunt double and not Kidman herself.
Wan and his crew have about two and half months to iron out all the finer details. Aquaman hits theaters December 21st.