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Zack Snyder may not be directing Aquaman—that’s James Wan’s job—but he’s still pretty pumped about watching the superhero show off his impressive power of possessing gills while otherwise being a very tall, very gorgeous man. The Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice director and Aquaman producer even ignored his own birthday to bring the people a clip of Jason Momoa swimming around his undersea kingdom, like a raven-haired Ariel. (We hope this means he has a flounder and crab for his best friends.)

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This test footage is the first we’ve seen from the film, which Wan has promised will be a “swashbuckling” good time. The core cast includes Amber Heard as Mera; Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s parents; Patrick Wilson as his brother; and Yahya Abdul-Mahteen II as Black Manta. It’s slated to hit theaters October 5, 2018, by which time Wan and Snyder will have presumably struck a balance between their light and dark elements.