USA Today has published a sneak peek at some of next year’s blockbusters, and among them is DC Films’ Aquaman. The article includes a new still from the movie, which sees Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry getting ready to throw down with…somebody. Is that Black Manta?
The article also includes some quotes from director James Wan. He reaffirms past comments about Arthur trying to “fit in” in this movie, as well as getting to create the world of Atlantis. “Circumstances allow [Arthur] to grow as a human being and then realize the bigger picture of it all and what it means to have these abilities,” the filmmaker says. He also says that Black Manta’s villainy “…is very primal, that classic revenge story. I love the simplicity of that human drive.” In the comics, Black Manta seeks vengeance on Aquaman for killing his father. It wouldn’t be shocking if the same thing happens in the movie.
For USA Today’s full 2018 sneak peek, click HERE.
Additionally, Fandango has released its most anticipated films of 2018 survey results. Aquaman only showed up in one category: Most anticipated comic-book character in a standalone movie. Jason Momoa came in second place, behind Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman. Aquaman came in ahead of Venom‘s Tom Hardy, X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘s Sophie Turner, and Ant-Man and The Wasp‘s Evangeline Lilly. To see where Marvel movies ranked in other categories, head over to our sister site, Astonishing Marvels.
Aquaman is scheduled to hit theaters December 21st, 2018. The sixth installment in the DC Films Universe stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Patrick Wilson, and Nicole Kidman. James Wan directs from a script by Will Beall.
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