DC Comics is in a bit of a rough place in regards to their films. For while Wonder Woman was a hit last year (and its sequel is highly-anticipated), the arrival of Justice League was lukewarm at best. And for better or worse, the only live-action film coming out from them and Warner Bros this year is Aquaman. To that end, fans are eager to see a full-on trailer for the film. yet, with only 8-9 months left until its release, there hasn’t been one. There were were rumors stating that one would be unveiled at Wonder Con this weekend, but Director James Wan has denied that outright.
On Twitter, he gave a long speech about why the trailer for Aquaman was taking so long. Mainly, it’s because of the visual effects. Here’s’ the full explanation:
“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
(Ps: And yes, I plan to use oceanic puns/references every chance I get).”
This makes sense, as Aquaman would be a film that needs a lot of VFX to make it work, even with Wan working hard to ensure there’s a lot of practical effects.
Hopefully, a trailer will be shown soon, one with his full approval.