In his second appearance in the DCEU, Jason Momoa's Aquaman finally takes on a leading role in his own film, which Warner Bros. hopes will rekindle fan excitement after the disappointing critical reception and box office performance of last year's Justice League.
The new Aquaman trailer sets the stage for the conflict brewing in Atlantis, which finds Curry squaring up against his Atlantean half-brother Orm aka Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson). He's like a shark-riding version of Aragorn, basically.
Amber Heard also stars as Mera, the daughter and future queen of the Xebel, an Atlantean tribe headed up by King Nereus, played by Dolph Lundgren. There's also an excellent look at Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, who's wearing one of the comic bookiest costumes we might have ever seen in one of these movies, Marvel or DC.
Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2), from the story by Geoff Johns, Wan and Beall, the film is being produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg, Walter Hamada, and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Aquaman is scheduled for release December 21, 2018.