Given that Justice League wildly underperformed at the box office, both critically and commercially, it’s understandable that the reputation of the DC Cinematic Universe is underwater. However, there’s actually some good buzz about the next film in the series, Aquaman, and fans will be able to view the first trailer for the film soon, according to reports.
The first trailer has been screened on Monday at the European film exhibitors’ conference CineEurope in Barcelona, Spain, according to some European outlets and eagle-eyed fan accounts. Trailer Track, which is usually pretty good at figuring out when new trailers will premiere, tweeted on Monday that the Russian outlet Kinometro wrote that they had seen the trailer, and that it was refreshingly good.
“Full of not just traditional action and mind-bending VFX but good humor also,” Kinometro wrote, via Trailer Track. “The unusually brighter visuals also caught the eye, rarely encountered with DC.”
It seems likely, given that a fully cut trailer reportedly exists, that Aquaman’s first trailer Take all of this with a grain of salt, though, as chatter that the trailer is forthcoming remains unverified. Aquaman’s director, James Wan, hinted that the trailer would be coming “soooooon” in a tweet earlier this month, but he wasn’t any more specific than that.
Should Aquaman, which stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero and Amber Heard as Mera, be an enjoyable, fun film, it would be a welcome change of pace for the DCEU. The franchise has been widely knocked for being too dark and gritty for its own good, Wonder Woman being the notable exception. Justice League was a mess of a movie, but by the end it did try to make an immense if inelegant tonal course-correction. Momoa was gruff and charming as Aquaman in that film, and there hasn’t been any real bad buzz about Aquaman so far. Maybe Aquaman will make a splash at the box office!
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Aquaman hits theaters on December 21, 2018.