While we give only minimal press to superhero movies (and only the darkest examples of them) we’ve been following Aquaman every step of the way for one primary reason: It’s helmed by James Wan, the 21stCentury Master of Horror who masterminded the Saw, Insidious, and Conjuring franchises. With Wan at the wheel, we hope, we’re actually in for something awesome!
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Aquaman stars Jason Momoa who shared a new clip during an appearance on The Tonight Show. It introduces a hideous, underwater race called The Trench—and these fuckers are legit scary! Meet The Trench in the footage embedded at the top of the article; you can also check out the trailer and synopsis for Aquaman below.
Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.
Aquaman splashes into US theaters beginning December 21st.