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Things We Saw Today: The First Aquaman Trailer Makes a Splash at Comic-Con

I never thought I'd be excited about an Aquaman movie but 2018 is full of surprises.

The cast of Aquaman took the stage at Hall H to present the first trailer for the latest entry into the DCEU, and it didn’t disappoint. The trailer gives us a look at Arthur Curry’s origin story, with the first meeting of his human lighthouse keeper father (Temuera Morrison) and Atlantean queen mother (Nicole Kidman). We then see a seen of little Arthur communicating with some fish in an aquarium, before a shark comes to his aid against some bullies.

The trailer also gives us a look at the kingdoms of Atlantis, and the armies astride giant sea horses, sharks, and one very large crocodile. What’s really striking about the trailer is its lightness: Aquaman is flooded with saturated color, stunning visuals, and a sense of humor. In short, it doesn’t feel like the previous DCEU movies we’ve seen. Consider us amped.

(via Variety, image: DC)

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  • A Steven Universe movie is coming. Prepare yourselves, Crystal Gems! (via Polygon)
  • Chris Pratt avoids questions about James Gunn at the panel for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (via Hollywood Reporter)
  • David Bautista is NOT happy about James Gunn getting fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and shared his thoughts on Twitter.

Are you as overwhelmed with SDCC news as I am? What have you seen so far that you’re most excited about, Mary Suevians?

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.