Aquaman director James Wan has unveiled the new logo for the film and confirmed the first trailer will arrive during San Diego Comic-Con next month. It's been an exciting few weeks for fans of the DCEU. Though it's been awhile since a new film hit theaters, three are on the horizon. We still don't have much from Shazam!, but the first image from Wonder Woman 1984 has debuted - along with the title confirmation. As for this year's underseas epic, the past two days have seen a flurry of announcements.
We've had a few looks at Aquaman over the past year, but this week saw the first reveal of Black Manta, Queen Atlanna, and King Orm. Each has provided a new look at Atlantis, its denizens, and what fans can expect from Wan's take on the classic character. Though the live-action Aquaman fully debuted in Justice League last year after a brief tease in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, all signs point toward his solo film being an entirely different beast. And now, we know when we'll get the first trailer for the upcoming DC film.
James Wan took to Twitter to share an updated logo for Aquaman, but that was hardly the most exciting news. Instead, he revealed that San Diego Comic-Con will include the debut of the Aquaman trailer. The reactions to the Aquaman trailer from those who saw it at CineEurope have been positive, and now the rest of us will get to weigh in when it inevitably pops up online after its debut next month.
With Aquaman releasing in December, fans have been a little nervous that marketing for the film has waited so long. A teaser hasn't even been released, echoing the awkward marketing of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which also began quite late. Luckily, we've seen images from the film, heard details about it, and Justice League almost acted as a prequel thanks to its inclusion of Aquaman.
The DCEU has had a rocky time with critics and audiences, so there's no way to guess how Aquaman will do. For those who have seen an early cut of the film, Aquaman has had a positive reaction. So that should bode well for fans. But with the delay in marketing, there's no telling if the quality of the film will translate to success at the box office. It will help that Aquaman isn't going up against summer blockbusters, but with several superhero films still coming this year before it arrives, general audiences may be less inclined to head under the seas.
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- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020