Aquaman, which releases in the U.S. on December 21, is the newest addition to the DC Extended Universe. There has been much hype about the film, which had its Los Angeles premiere on December 12.
In a recent interview with Collider, Aquaman director James Wan revealed a scene from the original script that was just too weird to bring to life.
“He had a really quirky out-there [sequence]…it wasn’t the studio, it was me that said, ‘I don’t know if we can have that in there, that’s a bit weird.’ As much as I loved it. He had this sequence where…Aquaman has been apprehended by King Orm and he’s been thrown into this dungeon. Like this really awful prison deep in Atlantis. He ends up starting a prison riot, where all the guards are sharks. They were shark-guards, like all shark head…and he kills one of the shark guards and the shark starts bleeding and then that starts a feeding frenzy among all the other shark guards. It just went nuts. We’re talking like clouds of blood billowing everywhere and he uses that to escape. I was like “Holy crap, I don’t know if I can do that.”
The internet is highly intrigued. There were some calls for the deleted scene to be filmed and included in a later release of the movie.
— Are you Tony? (@AwesomeStout) December 18, 2018
Reaction to the trailers and information about the film, as well as from those who attended the premiere in Los Angeles, were overwhelmingly positive.
Visually stunning, the trailer music is already amazing, the plot seems wonderful and I'm in love with the cast, can't wait to see it.
— princess sepé ❄ (@darkroyaIty) November 19, 2018
WoW. WoW. WoW.
I'm actually anticipating this now. After the JL let down amongst other things, I was definitely anxious about the Aquaman movie. However, this trailer has gone some ways in getting me to watch this movie in theaters. 👌🏾
— Asa Nwa (@Ada_Nde_Ngwa) November 20, 2018
— Cynthia (@ccinnam0n) December 14, 2018
Man, #Aquaman was epic! Some of the most spectacular action and visuals ever!
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) December 18, 2018
I just watched #Aquaman and I have to say it is the best superhero movie of the year. Better than Wonder Woman, better than Black Panther and better than Avengers: Infinity War. The level of spectacle and the resolution of the third act was truly epic. pic.twitter.com/RAqkNYTREy
— Christian Arcobaleno (@realarcobaleno) December 18, 2018
Great work from everyone involved in this stunning movie. That shot of Aquaman raising his trident at the end and the big cheer following it is actually the audience saluting all the creative team behind Aquaman 👌😎
— Karlos O'Neillius (@Sirgrievous) December 19, 2018
Praise for Jason Momoa as Aquaman was abundant as well!
Jason Momoa taking badass to a whole new level all together! pic.twitter.com/OVcDfRSzYZ
— Ray (@BeingAntiHero) November 19, 2018
Saw #Aquaman today. Great movie, amazing special effects and the scenes under water in IMAX just superb👌😍 can't think of a better aquaman than #JasonMomoa 👌he is funny, witty, rough and so lovable😊 Great movie👍 pic.twitter.com/GmU2pbLAtX
— Rosa Ferramacho (@FerramachoR) December 13, 2018
The trailer’s soundtrack didn’t miss out on the love!
Ok. Music teacher here…as epic as this trailer is, and it definitely is, what I’m curious about is the theme!!! Is that Aquaman’s official theme?!?! It is pretty awesome!! @RupertGWilliams Confirmation please!!
— mMrRetro (@mMrRetro) November 19, 2018
I just saw the movie and it is EPIC! You killed it James! Thank you for all your hard work, the movie made me laugh, cry, feel all the emotions! One of the few with two great villains and more epic than most superhero movies. We want more! Long live the King! #Aquaman
— Miguel A. Hernández (@Maikerus) December 19, 2018