Aquaman Comic Con Trailer Is A Visual Feast

The San Diego Comic Con Hall-H presentation of Warner Bros. came to a wrap with the best saved for the last. The first trailer for James Wan’s Aquaman was shown off to the audience and is available for us to view online in full HD glory. The trailer moves by without letting you catch a breath and showcases the visual splendor and imaginative aquatic world in store for us. Take a look for yourself through the embed below.

The thing that immediately stands out from the trailer is how colorful, vibrant and visually rich Wan’s take on the underwater superhero appears. Whether it’s the land sequences as a child or those beneath the surface waters, Aquaman is bursting to the seams with a look that’s bound to stand toe-to-toe with some of Marvel’s most colorful films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok. The plot looks to cover the familiar origin story trope showing Arthur Curry as a man of an alliance between a human and an atlantean, resulting in him gaining powers both on land and sea. When his step brother Orm a.k.a. Ocean Master threatens to wage a war against humans by uniting the seven kingdoms and it’s up to Arthur to regain his heritage as the famed superhero and stop him. We’re also treated to Mera, played by Amber Heard as well as a glimpse of Yahya-Abdul Mateen as Black Manta and a distant look at Willem Dafoe’s Vulko.

The odd part about the trailer is the way it’s edited, which almost has a frantic, rushed tone to it. It’s as if no singular beat of the epic soundtrack used in the trailer is allowed to play out fully, or even sequences seem like they’re sped up or cut out quickly to pack in as much as possible. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping whatever is off here is just in the trailer and the whole movie isn’t going to play out this way. That nagging issue aside, it’s easy to imagine the strong potential Aquaman has at becoming a box-office smash with its December release date. There’s also the fact that this is the only DC movie to release after almost a year with 2017’s Justice League.

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Aquaman arrives in theaters on December 21, 2019.