Aquaman: Director James Wan Defends New Movie Poster from Trolls

True comic book and superhero fans don’t care what company makes their favorite characters, but there has always been a schism between Marvel fans and DC fans, due in large part to Marvel’s editorial efforts throughout the ’60s and ’70s to promote their company as the cooler, hipper one. That schism has become a Grand Canyon-sized divide since the “Marvel Decade” of movies has taken over cinemas and internet trolls have taken to ripping apart anything and everything put out by DC/Warner Bros.

That trend continues to this day, with thousands of negative memes being posted within minutes of the release of the new movie poster for James Wan‘s Aquaman.

The poster is awesome, focusing solely on Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as the “King of the Seven Seas,” but so many people have been taking pot shots at Aquaman’s leather pants and the fact that he doesn’t look wet enough (?) that Wan has taken to twitter to defend it from the trolls.

Aquaman was written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) from a story by Wan and Geoff Johns. The cast includes Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s half-brother, Orm; Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father, Thomas Curry; Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, science advisor to the throne of Atlantis; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Aquaman’s archenemy, Black Manta; Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus of the undersea kingdom of Xebel; Julian Lewis Jones as the king of Atlantis; and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother, Queen Atlanna.

Aquaman opens in theaters on December 21st.

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