Atlantis Glows in the First Images from Aquaman

Looking to plan a summer getaway somewhere with sand and surf? How about Atlantis? Atlantis looks cool. Highlights you’re sure to see include cool old maps, casual shipwrecks with gold doubloons, and full body scale bathing suits. EW got the first look at production stills from Aquaman and they are sure to inspire dreams of undersea adventures.

These are early shots for sure and we are still waiting on a trailer, but what we can see puts Aquaman in the running for the most majestic superhero film across the DC comics. Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is heir to the throne of Atlantis, so it makes sense that things in his world would dazzle. First, there are the costumes. Aquaman has a tendency to leave his armor behind, but when he does suit up, the seashell inspired design is magnificent. Mera (Amber Heard) and Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) look glorious and I will be ditching every bikini I own for a wetsuit immediately.

Speaking of suits, we are still waiting to see Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen) in action, but we do get our first look at his headgear. Clearly not aquatic by nature, Manta is seen working on a prototype of his diving helmet. Being evil on dry land is tough enough, but for some reason Manta chooses to take his battles below deck. Wan revealed that Black Manta will cause some trouble for Aquaman, but Orm is the true villain of the film.

For every righteous and reluctant heir to a throne, there is a jealous half-brother seeking the glory. Ok, at least there is in this film and that rivalry comes between Aquaman and Orm. Patrick Wilson looks so dreamy, it will be hard to not cheer for him – even if he is planning to annihilate life on land. I mean, Aquaman doesn’t even want the throne, you know? He has the clear markings of an outsider and tends to shed his scales and opt for leather whenever possible. Also, the locals like Orm (Patrick Wilson) and Vulko (Willem Dafoe) keep a tight wrap on their long locks while Aquaman lets it all hang out.

The lighting, the costumes, and the production design look radiant, but the true test will come with the trailer. What is all of this conflict going to look like under water? We look forward to seeing the brothers battle it out December 21.

Featured Image: Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.