For the DC Extended Universe, there are a lot of crazy things sort of up in the air. Between their roster of films in development, and those that are seemingly getting pushed further and further into the distant future (I’m looking at you, Cyborg). But if there are any surefire things we have in our DCEU-related future, it’s the upcoming films Wonder Woman and Justice League. Whether or not you want them, we’ll be getting them. While we don’t dislike the films in the DCEU as much as your average hater, we do recognize some of the problems in the movies. All that aside, there is still a whole lot to look forward to in these two films alone. For this writer, one of the biggest question marks revolved around Aquaman. How in the world would they pull off those underwater scenes? Could they pull it off without it looking ridiculous? You be the judge. Thanks to Zack Snyder’s Vero account, we now have our first look at what the underwater scenes could look like.
So we’re not going to lie, it looks a little bit silly. Not really sure what we expected to see out of this, but seeing it in action looks plain weird. Now, in all fairness, this is a grainy clip of some test footage, and the footage is completely out of context, so there is no real way to judge this yet. Plus, based on the title card at the end, it looks like we’re still working with incomplete effects. Given that the flick won’t be out for another several months, this makes sense, but that doesn’t make us any less patient. The world that Snyder establishes in Justice League is bound to be utilized down the line for James Wan’s Aquaman film, so how they set the bar here is more important than your average ordinary effect. This can affect how an entire world is built in the future of the DCEU, and as such, should be handled with care. What do you think of this first test footage? Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
Mar. 1.17 – by Joseph Medina