Jason Momoa front and center as Aquaman on Entertainment Weekly

Lewis Collier
June 18, 2018

Entertainment Weekly recently published an extensive cover story on the Jason Momoa-led film, complete with a pair of breathtaking magazine covers. Mera made her first appearance in Zack Snyder's Justice League. "He's authentically from two worlds, he's this real physical specimen, he's got this humour, which he's never been allowed to play before - in every regard he is Aquaman".

Director James Wan's Aquaman will introduce Atlanna - former Queen of Atlantis and mother of Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry - to the DC Extended Universe, with Academy Award and Golden Globe victor Nicole Kidman in the role.

But that's not the only thing that Entertainment Weekly released.

EW teased new pictures of Willem Defoe as Aquaman's advisor, Dr Vulko, and Patrick Wilson as the villainous Orm, Aquaman's half-brother.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays David Kane, aka Black Manta, in Aquaman and it appears that we may be getting a bit of the character's origin story in the upcoming film.

Despite being Aquaman's nemesis, Black Manta will not be the central villain in the film, perhaps suggesting plans for more Aquaman's standalone films. Wan has also gone on record to describe one of the film's villains Black Manta; "part mercenary but a full-time pirate who in his suit will look like some insane alien from outer space".

See the First Look at Nicole Kidman's Queen Atlanna in 'Aquaman'

Wilson and Abdul-Mateen will also be joined by Dolph Lundgren, who will be playing King Nereus.

The film wrapped production in October, and since then, reports have run rampant as to when the first trailer might arrive.

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off on Thursday, July 19th, but if history is any indication, the Aquaman trailer probably won't premiere until the Warner Bros. panel in Hall H on Saturday, July 21st.

However, with the low numbers that last year's Justice League did, expectations for Aquaman may not be as high as expected.

With Aquaman hitting theaters this December, fans were starting to wonder why there hadn't been a big teaser release or even the release of a few images.

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