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Aquaman Rivals Even the Avengers for Pre-Sale Tickets, and Honestly, We Get It

Splish-splash, Aquaman is taking a bath in all that pre-sale money.

Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry in 'Aquaman'

Ever heard about the battle between Marvel and DC Comics? For centuries (yes, centuries), fans have fought back and forth about which one of the comics giants reigns supreme. As someone who likes both, I’ve never bee interested in the argument, but here we are, back in the thick of it with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe.

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around for the last ten years, the DCEU is just starting to really pick up steam. Man of Steel was released in 2013, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice following in 2016. Neither were particularly wonderful, but we did get something out of Batman v Superman that would change the way we saw the DCEU: Dianna Prince.

But before we could get her (much better) movie, we had to sit through Suicide Squad, and we continued to worry about the future of the DCEU.

From there, though, we got Wonder Woman, and now it seems as if Aquaman is going to surf his way right into the top of the box office. According to Atom TicketsAquaman‘s pre-sale is set to bypass Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Deadpool 2—and it deserves to be mentioned right along with those other hits.

After our own press screenings, we talked about the wildly ambitious film, which is exciting in general and brings Arthur Curry to life in a new and exciting way!

Here’s the thing about Aquaman: You’re going to walk out of the movie and have a million questions, one of them being whether or not you actually loved this movie. It’s a great look at the superhero origin story as we’ve come to know it and manages to bring multiple genres into the story.

Maybe there is an entire part where it feels as if we’re watching an Indiana Jones movie. Maybe, at points, I thought it was Pacific Rim. James Wan managed to bring this world to an epic level that works for the movie and provides just the escapism you might be looking for. Also, please watch this movie and tell me if Patrick Wilson is riding an alligator or what sea-faring creature is supposed to be his trusted mobile, because it is driving me insane. I just want to know what it is.

Oh, did I mention that “Africa” by Toto is featured in the movie? And that it is sung by Pitbull, featuring Rhea? No? Well, enjoy.

This is one of those movies that you can bring your entire family to—especially since there has to be at least one member of your family who is obsessed with Jason Momoa; we all have one (mine is my aunt). Aquaman hits theaters in just a few days, on December 21—the perfect holiday movie, honestly. Just go with it.

(image: Warner Bros./DC Comics)

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