Warner Bros. first kicked off the DC Comics Extended Universe with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in 2013, but it wasn’t until the director’s 2016 follow up, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, that the cinematic superhero franchise launched in earnest. The film introduced a whole host of heroes to a world that already included Clark Kent aka Superman (Henry Cavill). The Man of Steel teamed up with Bruce Wayne aka Batman (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to defeat Doomsday, but Barry Allen aka The Flash (Ezra Miller), Arthur Curry aka Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Ray Fisher) were also introduced.
After the events of Batman V Superman, Bruce Wayne decided to unite these heroes together and fans will get to see them team up in Warner Bros’ second DCEU entry of 2017: Justice League (it follows the release of Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman this summer). Warner Bros released the first Justice League teaser at Comic-Con International in San Diego last summer, and now the studio is gearing up to debut the second trailer this weekend. First we got an Aquaman-focused teaser, then an official Justice League poster, and now the studio has unveiled a one-sheet highlighting the King of Atlantis.
Warner Bros unveiled the Aquaman poster featuring Arthur Curry fully suited up as the Atlantean King today. While the first image of Momoa as Aquaman – and subsequent promotional images for Justice League – revealed the actor’s costume, this poster offers a good look at the coloring of his full suit, which follows a green and gold color scheme inspired by the comics. Take a look at the poster:
Of course, this Aquaman image is likely only the first character poster to be released for Justice League ahead of the new trailer debut this weekend. With the additionally launched official website for Justice League featuring five other slots for heroes from the film, we’ll likely get character posters for Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg prior to the official trailer premiere.
As for why Warner Bros began its current Justice League marketing rollout with Aquaman, he’s perhaps the most anticipated character given his too-brief stint in Batman V Superman – and the positive reaction to his scenes in the first Justice League SDCC teaser. Certainly, fans are looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman again, but they’ve already had larger roles in the DCEU. Aquaman, meanwhile, is a less established character – and quite a different take on the superhero than what DC Comics fans are familiar with.
Plus, there’s the fact that his solo film is next up on DCEU’s slate after their superhero team-up. James Wan’s Aquaman is reportedly set to start filming this May, for its December 2018 release date – which was recently pushed back by Warner Bros. Although the Aquaman-focused promo materials are ostensibly for Justice League, they also work as very early previews for Wan’s solo Aquaman movie. Of course, it remains to be seen how fans will respond to the King of Atlantis in the full film, but Warner Bros’ current push behind the superhero has plenty already excited to see Momoa’s take on Aquaman when Justice League debuts later this year.
Source: Warner Bros.