- Warner Bros.
- The first poster for the coming “Aquaman” movie was released earlier this week.
- People immediately began making fun of it online, with some comparing it to “Finding Nemo.”
- Others defended it by comparing it to the panned superhero movie poster for “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Images and details have slowly been rolling out for “Aquaman,” the coming “Justice League” spinoff directed by James Wan. Earlier this week, the first official poster was released, and social media seemed underwhelmed.
The poster features the title character, played by Jason Momoa, perched on a rock in the ocean with an army of sea creatures behind him, and the tagline says, “Home is calling.”
People immediately began trashing the poster online, with many comparing it to “Finding Nemo.” Warner Bros. and DC might have seen the roasting coming, though, as Aquaman has always been an easy target, often truly appreciated only by hardcore comic book readers.
With Momoa and Wan attached to his solo movie, there is hope the character will get the respect he deserves – but that respect will just have to wait at least a little longer.
Below are some examples of criticism directed at the poster:
i mean obviously the designer of the Aquaman poster is a millennial pic.twitter.com/igq0zuMCTC
— Carrie Wittmer???????? (@carriesnotscary) July 18, 2018
— Zack Sharf (@ZSharf) July 16, 2018
— James Ducker ???? (@elasmo_nerd) July 17, 2018
BREAKING: Director James Wan has confirmed cameo appearances from Bruce the Shark, Marlin the Clownfish and Oscar from ‘SHARK TALE’ in ‘AQUAMAN.’ pic.twitter.com/ExbfJgpseI
— Le Cinéphiles (@LeCinephiles) July 16, 2018
— ʜᴇ ᴡʜᴏ Fʀᴇᴀᴋᴇᴅ ɪᴛ☻ (@boomborks) July 17, 2018
Aquaman will be great but that poster is awful ???? shout-out to the flipped stock image great white shark pic.twitter.com/Qubt0Nu2mk
— Stu (@Stu_FX) July 16, 2018
I felt bad for the uncredited sea creatures on the 'Aquaman' poster so I gave them names pic.twitter.com/rIzxBpL3SE
— Cameron Williams (@MrCamW) July 17, 2018
Aquaman movie posters look great. pic.twitter.com/iwvffAXhSw
— Yr Boi Dylhouse (@bigredrobot) July 16, 2018
the aquaman poster looks great pic.twitter.com/XnTMUn3pgM
— joel (@10velociraptors) July 16, 2018
Can we take a break for a second and just talk about how bad the Aquaman poster is pic.twitter.com/4gts4OBsMo
— The Nerdy (@nerdytribe) July 16, 2018
Can we talk about that sea turtle on the aquaman poster, the only herbivore featured? Like, swordfish, great white sharks, orcas, and…a sea turtle?
“I’m here to kick ass and chew seagrass, and I’m all out of seagrass!”
I hope his backstory is explained in the movie! pic.twitter.com/Km4oEsuj7s
— Dr. David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter) July 17, 2018
But a handful of people defended the poster by comparing it to another that faced ridicule when it was released:
Did everyone trying to make fun of the aquaman poster forget this? pic.twitter.com/hOTSBGVSPz
— maj???? (@ORIGlNALTRILOGY) July 18, 2018
Are ppl really complaining about the Aquaman poster when… pic.twitter.com/nn5BeuLkp3
— lady ???????? (@ladycyprus__) July 18, 2018
As bad as the Aquaman poster is, I still stand firm that this Spiderman Homecoming one is the worst out of any super hero movie pic.twitter.com/04WTK8Xe8l
— uricksaladbar ???? (@uricksaladbar) July 18, 2018
I saw somebody say the other day that the Aquaman poster is the worst Comic Book film poster. Let me just remind you this exists ???? Of all the creative things you could do on a Spider-Man poster, this is the design that everyone said “Yes” to????????♂️???????? pic.twitter.com/8z7dp2YrOx
— terrellegrahamreviews.com (@TerrelleGraham) July 18, 2018
“Aquaman” is scheduled to arrive in theaters December 21.