Native Hawaiian Jason Momoa stole the proverbial show when he rushed out onto the stage at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend amidst a mass of waterfalls on the stage. Jason Momoa made the unveiling of his newest movie Aquaman so fabulous amidst the screams of Hall H, people leapt to their feet and the event trended on Twitter.
Rotten Tomatoes tweeted: “Jason Momoa made the most badass entrance at Comic-Con#Aquaman”
Momoa came to the stage along with Aquaman director James Wan, they were also accompanied with Aquaman stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Amber Heard plays Mera, the love interest of Momoa as Aquaman. Nicole Kidman plays Atlanna, the queen and mother of Aquaman, Patrick Wilson plays the brother and conspirator to the throne against Aquaman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays the aquatic super-villain Black Manta.
"I wanted to create a superhero film that we’ve never quite seen before," Wan said at Comic-Con. "I wanted our film to be more unique. So my movie plays more like a science-fiction fantasy film than a traditional superhero movie."
The trailer is what some on Twitter have called “an aquatic version of the Lord of the Rings,” and Momoa expresses himself as Momoa often does calling parts of his underwater world “bad-ass.”
Wan told USA Today he was "positioning who Aquaman is to a whole new audience (like) kids today who are not familiar with this character. He is known as a bit of a joke in the superhero world. One of the things we wanted to show was that’s not the Jason Momoa version of this."
Watch the trailer here: Aquaman is due to hit theaters December 21st.
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