DC fans still have high hopes for director James Wan's "Aquaman," which stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, and arrives in theaters December 21. That's a long way from February, and we know there's still a lot of work to be done. But Batman-News revealed an early test screening just took place, and got an initial positive response:
An #Aquaman test screening took place at Warner Bros. today! Will be speaking with people who saw it soon.— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) February 21, 2018
So far two different sources told me they loved #Aquaman! There's tons of action but it's a very emotional movie as well.— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) February 21, 2018
They also answered some questions on the film and the screening itself:
general audience— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) February 22, 2018
nope, there was really a screening today. Have it confirmed with multiple people.— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) February 22, 2018
most aren't. Some are though.— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) February 21, 2018
Here's more from the Batman-News report:
"I was told that the tone is similar to Wonder Woman. There is humor, but it's more of a drama. And thanks to director James Wan's previous work, there are elements of horror as well.
Aquaman has Star Wars-like underwater battles, scary monsters, lots of emotions, and an amazing villain in Orm, played by Patrick Wilson. Amber Heard's Mera is very much a co-lead and not just a love interest to Jason Momoa's Aquaman."
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Many fans are still skeptical, considering the results from previous praise:
Remember when BvS got a standing ovation?— Drew Douglas (@thedrudo) February 22, 2018
But this is James Wan, director of "Saw," "Furious 7," and "The Conjuring." He's a new face on the landscape, and that worked out well with Patty Jenkins and DC's "Wonder Woman," so there's still hope that he'll bring a welcome fresh perspective to the DCEU.
"Aquaman" wrapped filming back in October. After "Justice League" came out in November, introducing Atlantis, James Wan reassured fans that there would be no "air bubbles for dialogue" in his movie. "Aquaman" is scheduled for release December 21st, 2018.
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