Superhero fans around the world will be able to give themselves an early Christmas present (or a late Hanukkah present depending on which you follow) based on the opening of the film “Aquaman” which continues Warner Brothers Pictures “DC Extended Universe”. I’ve discussed the film a few times here on the website in terms of the Final Trailer (seen HERE) and some awesome Promotional Posters (seen HERE). Let’s reflect on the Theatrical Poster, Premise and Ensemble Cast down below before I close out with some editorial.
The Synopsis: Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught in a battle between surface dwellers that threaten his oceans and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman:
Amber Heard as Mera
Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/Black Manta
Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna: The Queen of Atlantis
Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko
Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry
Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus
Ludi Lin portrays Murk
Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin
Michael Beach as Jesse Kane
Graham McTavish – undisclosed
Djimon Hounsou as Fisherman King
Natalia Safran as Fisherman Queen
Sophia Forrest as Fisherman Princess
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s unlikely that I will be seeing this today on the opening, but hey I might just look into it once the coffee settles in. I have the annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra show tomorrow and that is a long day for me but one I look forward to every year. As I’ve noted in these posts, the final trailer impressed me as do the character designs and despite the DCEU being a mess of inconsistency and over-doing it, this one looks to continue the success laid out by the “Wonder Woman” film from a couple of years ago. It’s a shame that the DC Comics characters are not where the Marvel ones are on film because it would be so awesome but oh well. What about you readers? Will you be seeing “Aquaman” early in its theatrical run? Chime in down below and remember as always, please no spoilers about the film if you see it. A simple loved it or hated it is fine by me.
Official Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaman_(film)