People are excited to get a look at the world of Aquaman, which is looking like it’s going to be something no one has ever seen before. It’s all anyone has talked about when it comes to this movie, and thanks to a new image from Entertainment Weekly we get a sneak peek at this world.
One of the cool things is we finally get a look at warriors from Atlantis riding sharks, which is so ridiculous and awesome it’s amazing that it even exists. Entertainment Weekly broke down the image to show some of the fun little details.
1) When Atlantis sank into the ocean, it split into Seven Kingdoms. Each statue you see in the distance represents one of the original kings.
2) The Atlantean army on the right ride great white sharks into battle. “When you see these Atlantean army riding these sharks, it’s so photo-real it blows you away,” producer Peter Safran says.
3) King Nereus of the kingdom of Xebel and his men ride sea dragons. Director James Wan wanted to create these fearsome creatures, Safran notes, as a way of subverting the comic image of Aquaman riding a seahorse.
4) On the center right, you can see Orm astride his massive alligator-like “tylosaur.” Behind him, Vulko (Willem Dafoe) has mounted a giant black hammerhead shark.
We also got a piece of concept art that shows off some fun details as well.
Summary: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Aquaman will be directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, and Willem Dafoe. It will be released December 21st.