The fourth trailer for the upcoming Justice League may have been a tribute to Superman, but it was really an introduction to what used to be a much-disparaged superhero – Aquaman.
The Internet already saw Aquaman’s reincarnation as a long-haired, savage, reclusive Arthur Curry (played by Jason Momoa) in previous trailers, but what they’re going to see in the final trailer is him seriously kicking ass as he takes on supervillain Steppenwolf’s insect-like minions with a trident, a shit-eating grin and a primal “Yay-ah!”
Fans of the Flash (Ezra Miller) can also look forward to this speedy hero coming up with the wise-cracks and the Amazon delivering on what everybody loved about her in her debut as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) – her refusal to back down in a fight.
Underscored with a skin-tingling rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ by Gang of Youths, the members of the Justice League show what the world will have to do without Superman. Fans looking for a hint of a red cape in the trailer are going to have to wait until the movie comes out on November 17.
Whether the movie delivers the goods as its trailers promise is a whole other kettle of fish, but so far Aquaman is proving that he’s no fish out of water.