Aquaman has been one of my favorite DCEU incarnations, regardless of the quality of the films he’s thus far appeared in. December brings us DCEU Issue #6 and Aquaman’s solo film debut. James Wan will direct Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Randall Park and others in an underseas epic. The first trailer for Aquaman was the finale of WB’s San Diego Comic-Con film panel (which means I may now go eat a sandwich and stop hitting “refresh”). Of the two DCEU trailers WB brought to Comic-Con…Shazam looked better than I had hoped and Aquaman…was rough. Visually stunning in parts, but there is some wince-inducing stuff in this. It is the first look, but it’s also a film that’s basically done. We shall see. Aquaman swims into theaters on December 21, 2018.
From CBR’s notes on the panel:
Aquaman closed out the panel with an epic entrance by Jason Mamoa. The cast and director James Wan took the stage.
“One of the big things I wanted to do was create a superhero world we’d never seen before,” Wan said, “This might in some ways play more like a sci-fi/fantasy film than a traditional superhero movie which I think you’ll see in the trailer.”
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II confessed that despite getting the role of Black Manta, he didn’t know how to swim. “I secretly went down to the hotel pool when we were filming with a kick board and taught myself how to swim in the mornings and evenings,” he laughed, “but then in the end I ended up not really having to do that much swimming.
Furious 7, to me, remains to most stunning hit of the year. This movie is only Titanic and Avatar in terms of global box office. That is astounding. The seventh entry in a series is the third highest grossing film of all-time. What’s more, it’s REALLY good and all of this was done in the shadow of the tragedy of Paul Walker’s death, which the film handled in a classy and laudable manner. I absolutely have to see how some of the stunts in the film were done so this is a day one purchase for me. BluRay.com has your full rundown on what goodies Universal has in store for your home theater when Furious 7 roars in on September 15, 2015. Continue reading Furious 7 Blu Ray & DVD Date and Details (Extended Version)
Following the tragic death of Paul Walker, Universal was left with a dilemma as to how to proceed. Much of his role for Fast and Furious 7 had already been shot, but the film still had a lot of production left. After taking a hiatus following Walker’s death, shooting of the film has resumed and the decision has been to retire Walker’s character. The teaser poster released today implies a parting of the ways elegantly merged with the “7” in the logo. Continue reading Fast and Furious 7 Teaser Poster and a Decision on Paul Walker’s Character
Paul Walker’s death in the middle of shooting Universal’s main summer 2014 movie has left the studio and the production team scrambling to figure out an answer as to how to move forward. No one is issuing direct confirmation, but The Hollywood Reporter had this to say and I’ll quote them directly: Continue reading How Paul Walker’s Death Affects Fast and Furious 7