‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan Explains Why We Still Don’t Have a Trailer

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DC film Aquaman is scheduled to arrive towards the end of the year, and while it’s not too surprising that we don’t have a full-length, footage-filled trailer as yet, you would expect that the teasers and snippets would have started rolling out by now.

The trailer hype wheel hasn’t started turning for one big reason: the visual effects aren’t ready. That’s according to director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring, Furious 7), who took to social media to explain why we haven’t seen anything drop from the Warner Bros. picture, particularly for those that were – wrongly – assuming a trailer would arrive sometime during the past weekend.

“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.,” Wan tweeted.

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“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!” Wan continued. “Yes, even shots for the trailers take forever to do, and I refuse to put out anything that might be construed as subpar.”

Well, when you’re following up the disappointment that was Justice League and the debacle that was the Henry Cavill “moustache-gate” (referring to Paramount’s decision not to let the actor shave his Mission: Impossible – Fallout ‘stache for JL reshoots, resulting in truly awkward-looking CG in the superhero team-up film), it’s completely understandable that Wan would want things to be as perfect as possible before racing out to give us footage. You can imagine how much CG work is being used in this one.

Aquaman, with Jason Momoa reprising the titular role, will be hitting U.S. cinemas on December 21 and arrives in Australia on December 26.

Here’s Wan’s tweets:

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