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‘Aquaman’: Director James Wan Explains Why There Hasn’t Been a Trailer Yet

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With Aquaman hitting the big screen at the end of the year, fans have started to question when the first trailer for the film would be released. Rumours had surfaced online over the weekend that the trailer would drop at WonderCon, but fans where left disappointed when it never happened.

Director James Wan took to Twitter to reveal that despite the mumblings online, that was never in the plan and explained exactly why:

“Hey friends, I usually do my best to avoid internet noises (especially fabricated distractions) but a teaser-trailer going out this weekend was never in the books — despite what some claim. It’s not because of anyone or any nefarious reason holding it back — IT’S ME”

“I am simply not ready yet to share. This movie is filled to the gills with VFX, and the process is as slow and laborious as a sea-slug! Yes, even shots for the trailers take forever to do, and I refuse to put out anything that might be construed as subpar.”

“I know it seems like nothing much is brewing above the surface, but I can assure you, we’re working nonstop under the waves (3/3) (Ps: And yes, I plan to use oceanic puns/references every chance I get.)”

We are still nine months out from Aquaman’s release, so it’s not surprising there’s been no footage yet since marketing normally begins about six months prior to a film’s release, it’s rare if you get a trailer before then.

James Wan’s decision not to put anything out until he feels its right is something we fully support, the film is technically challenging and we want it to look visually stunning when the first wave of trailers and TV spots hit.

The film stars Jason Momoa (“Justice League,” “Conan the Barbarian”) as Aquaman; Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.

Aquaman hits screens December 21st, 2018

Source: Twitter

Editor-In-Chief of DC FILMS HUB, the former editor at OMEGA UNDERGROUND. Dim Sum eater. Film fanatic.

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