We have already been bold enough to say Aquaman is not only going to be good, but the reason DC Comics and Warner Bros. make a righteous comeback. And it’s all on the sturdy shoulders of horror ingenue James Wan.
Under his direction, DC is regaining trust in moviegoers again. Under his supervision, nothing leaks before its time (and it’s awesome). Under his expert eye, WB may regain its losses from that other movie and still make budget on Aquaman.
And under his wishes, this movie is reportedly 143 minutes long of foreshadowing. What’s that mean? Rewatch this glorious five minutes of euphoria and we’ll explain…
Anyone else need a cigarette? Just me?
Recall the scene where it looks like the ocean is trying to eat Arthur Curry as he makes his getaway in a pickup truck? And then another where it looks like the same tidal wave is standing at attention behind him?
That is connected to the latest movie image released to EW and subsequent interview with James Wan.
What does it all mean?
“The context of that photo is basically the Atlantic coastline is being hit by tidal waves and it’s not actually an attack from Atlantis but a warning sign of what’s to come,” he says. “It’s basically a message from King Orm [Patrick Wilson] and he’s throwing our warships and waste back onto the land.”
You know how most trailers give the movie away; ergo, forcing you to waste your money and popcorn? Not the case with Aquaman.
“The trailer and images don’t really do it justice,” Wan says. “The crazy part is there’s so much movie, what’s out there has barely scratched the surface.”
And why would he say that? Maybe because (if you remove the five minutes and change) there’s 137 minutes to go with this film we haven’t seen yet! We know that, thanks to some mate named George, whose sleuth skills found this…
if this is legit then Aquaman’s running time is 143 minutes. pic.twitter.com/1xA5qnd9bY
— -/George\- (@kryptonscodex) November 8, 2018
There it is! A distribution list to theaters and media reading 143 minutes of underwater ballyhoo. Even that rooftop scene is twice as long, with context! Wow.
(Oh, and don’t think we didn’t see that Zack Snyder producer credit in there, but I guess we can talk about that later.)