James Wan Explains Massive Tidal Wave in Aquaman’s Trailer

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The upcoming Aquaman movie, starring Jason Momoa; is not too far away. From what we have seen and based on early viewing reports, it’s going to be a spectacular film. If you watch the trailer, one scene, in particular, has been a topic of conversation. We see Arthur Curry and his father driving down the coast while trying to outrun a tidal wave that frankly looks terrifying. While some have assumed that it was Atlantis attacking the land-dwellers, director James Wan sat down with EW to confirm that it was a warning from King Orm:

“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. It’s basically a message from King Orm [Patrick Wilson] and he’s throwing our warships and waste back onto the land.”

Wan then went on to say that the trailers don’t let us in on half of what is really going on in the movie:

“The trailer and images don’t really do it justice,” he said. “The crazy part is there’s so much movie, what’s out there has barely scratched the surface.”

“That’s the crazy thing is that one long take shot that everybody seems excited about in the trailer, that’s only half the shot,” Wan added. “And it doesn’t have the context of how it comes to play. So hopefully in the actual movie it’s more enjoyable because you’ll have context.”

Aquaman hits theaters December 21– are you excited!?