New AQUAMAN Photo Shows Atlanteans Riding Sharks and Sea Dragons
Thanks to EW, we have another awesome image to share with you from James Wan's Aquaman. This one gives you a great look at part of the epic and fantastical underwater realm that the story is set in.
The image is of an ancient meeting place called The Council of the Kings that’s fallen into ruin. This place is located on the outskirts of Atlantis. As you can there are Atlanteans riding sharks and sea dragons in this image, which is pretty damn cool!
According to the report, those are the armies of King Orm (Patrick Wilson) and King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren) facing off with each other. The image also came along with a breakdown of information that you'll find interesting:
1) When Atlantis sank into the ocean, it split into Seven Kingdoms. Each statue you see in the distance represents one of the original kings.
2) The Atlantean army on the right ride great white sharks into battle. “When you see these Atlantean army riding these sharks, it’s so photo-real it blows you away,” producer Peter Safran says.
3) King Nereus of the kingdom of Xebel and his men ride sea dragons. Director James Wan wanted to create these fearsome creatures, Safran notes, as a way of subverting the comic image of Aquaman riding a seahorse.
4) On the center right, you can see Orm astride his massive alligator-like “tylosaur.” Behind him, Vulko (Willem Dafoe) has mounted a giant black hammerhead shark.
This is just a little taste of the epic new underwater world that James Wan has created for this film and I can't wait to see more! I honestly never thought that I'd be so excited about an Aquaman movie.
The film also stars Jason Momoa; Amber Heard as Mera; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II(The Get Down) as Black Manta; Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Murk; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
Aquaman will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.
Aquaman is set to be released December 21, 2018. Expect that trailer to drop soon!