Unite the Seven: DC's Aquaman featuring seven underwater kingdoms is a nod to Zack Snyder's tagline?
With DC/Warner Bros shifting the gears with the marketing once again, though, the tagline has resurfaced and looks like it was a reference meant for the underwater king
The first half of 2018 has been clearly dominated by Marvel blockbusters, from newcomer Black Panther to the record-breaking Avengers: Infinity War. Scheduled towards the end of the year, though, is DC's only release for the year, the Jason Momoa-starring standalone movie Aquaman.
Releasing right before the holidays, Momoa's solo feature will be shouldering major responsibilities as far as the box-office performance of the franchise is concerned. And moving in this direction, the studio seems to have kickstarted the promotions, debuting a whole brand of pictures and first-look images from the movie and of the lead characters in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
While the promo materials hype the anticipation surrounding the underwater adventure, it has also dropped a huge clue about a certain aspect of the plot involving the King of Atlantis.
Back in the Zack Snyder days, when Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice hadn't even hit the theaters, the first wave of marketing had introduced the fans of the comic book franchise to this tagline: "Unite the Seven". At the time, some speculated that it could be a reference to the core founding members of the Justice League, an idea that was eventually proven to be untrue.
With DC/Warner Bros shifting the gears on their marketing once again, though, the tagline has resurfaced and looks like it was a reference to the underwater king all along.
"Unite the seven" could be a hint towards the seven underwater kingdoms from the upcoming Aquaman movie. As the King of Atlantis, Momoa's character would eventually be tasked with uniting all the kingdoms to fight a fresh wave of threats.
It goes without saying that Momoa's solo starrer would be grabbing major eyeballs when it finally releases in December this year. Hopefully, even setting the DC Extended Universe back on track.
"James [Wan] has done an incredible job with his team," Warner Bros film chief Toby Emmerich said, as quoted by EW magazine. "The film is taking you to a different place and imagining the underwater world in a way you haven't seen before."
"The underwater stuff has never been executed like this before. The visual effects shots coming in are just beautiful. James can switch modes from horror to big bright colorful action to really emotional scenes. He's so able to hit all these different genres," added DC Entertainment executive Geoff Johns.
Starring Momoa and Amber Heard, Aquaman will swim into the theaters on December 21.