Jason Momoa's Aquaman confuses the Entourage cast in a funny new clip released by HBO in celebration of the nearing release of the Warner Bros. project. Directed by James Wan, the film puts Arthur Curry (Momoa) at the forefront of the DCEU with his origin movie.
With just a couple of days left before Aquaman debuts in theaters across the country, Warner Bros.' marketing machine is working hard to make sure that it gets as much press as possible. The cast has been busy doing the press rounds, while promo spots continue to air on the small screen. However, perhaps the funniest and most nostalgic piece of marketing that has come out for the film surprisingly is from HBO.
HBO found a crafty way to poke fun at Wan's upcoming Aquaman by reliving Entourage's supposed iteration of the film starring Vinny Chase (Adrien Grenier). In a social media post, the broadcasting network came up with footage of Vince and his titular gang gearing up to watch James Cameron's take on the DC hero. As they sit excitedly in the theater, they're greeted with an entirely different Aquaman film - the one which stars Momoa. The gang's confused and perplexed reactions made for a hilarious clip. Watch it below:
The video quickly gained traction from both Entourage and Aquaman fans with most digging it, while others propose that it's time for a reboot/revival of the beloved HBO series. Warner Bros.' or Aquaman's official Twitter account has yet to respond regarding the clip, but this is a great way to generate more buzz as the film's release nears. In this day and age of social media prevalence, viral marketing is proven to be an effective and low-cost way to promote an upcoming film as seen in Fox's Deadpool franchise and even Sony Pictures' Venom. Considering that DCEU film will have some stiff competition this week with Disney's Mary Poppins Returns and Paramount's Bumblebee, fun social media posts like this can be very helpful in enticing more people to see the movie, especially Entourage fans who may still be on the fence on catching Aquaman when it first hits theaters.
Not that the buzz surrounding Aquaman needs any significant boosting. Initial reactions for the movie have been generally positive with most reviews lauding its jaw-dropping visuals and sense of fun - a huge departure from a couple of past DCEU installments which had a darker and grittier tone. However, additional press exposure like this one won't hurt as well. As previously mentioned, the film is debuting during a very crowded holiday weekend and if this can help convince more people to check it out immediately after it hit theaters, then that'd be good for Warner Bros.
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