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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

 

The hall rumbled with the sound of water. The wrap-around screens filled with water and overflowed. Jason Momoa came out on stage to thunderous applause. After talking about how excited he is, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and director James Wan.

James Wan says Aquaman plays more like a science fiction/fantasy film than most superhero films.  One fun piece of trivia is that Abdul-Mateen didn’t know how to swim, and that he worked to learn before the movie…and he never actually had to swim for the movie. Another is that those “black leather” pants he looks like he’s wearing in the poster are actually denim…that’s just how they look when they’re wet.

They then drop the trailer, which is met with huge applause from the audience. Check it out above!

Abdul-Mateen was asked what supervillain he’d like to see Black Manta team up with, and he said the Joker, because he grew up loving Batman.

In addition to the trailer, Wan brought out another, much longer, batch of footage. It was essentially five or so minutes long and it features a LOT of good stuff.

More to come…

 

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.