There are going to be a lot of waves in Aquaman but there is one shot that is drawing a lot of attention in the recent trailer. A huge tidal wave is seen approaching the coast with a battleship caught in the mayhem. James Wan spoke to Entertainment Weekly about that shot in particular and revealed that could be construed as a minor spoiler. So if you’re trying to stay as spoiler free as possible maybe don’t continue on. For everyone else let’s hear what Wan has to say.
“The context of that photo is basically the Atlantic coastline is being hit by tidal waves and it’s not actually an attack from Atlantis but a warning sign of what’s to come,” he says. “It’s basically a message from King Orm [Patrick Wilson] and he’s throwing our warships and waste back onto the land.”
One of the things that Wan has emphasized since the promotional material for this movie started hitting the internet is that we’ve only see some opf this movie. He reminds us that we only have a piece of information regarding that wave and also got a great water pun in there.
“The trailer and images don’t really do it justice,” Wan says. “The crazy part is there’s so much movie, what’s out there has barely scratched the surface.”
The tidal wave is a shot that a lot of people are talking about but another is root top chase with Mera, Aquaman, and Black Manta that appears to be a long one take. Wan says, again, the set up for that scene makes that payoff even better.
“That’s the crazy thing is that one long take shot that everybody seems excited about in the trailer, that’s only half the shot,” Wan says. “And it doesn’t have the context of how it comes to play. So hopefully in the actual movie it’s more enjoyable because you’ll have context.”
Thus far Warner Bros. have been restrained when it comes to the promotional material and it doesn’t feel like we’ve seen the entire movie a full month before it comes out. However, now that we’re in the home stretch, we can expect a lot more in the way of TV spots and clips. If you want to start going dark on this one now might be the time.
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 is directed by James Wan, stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and will hit theaters on December 21st.