Now that the first official trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League has finally debuted, we have the opportunity to go through the footage and come up with all sorts of outlandish theories -- as fans are wont to do. The trailer is a bombastic love letter to all things DC, and it is honestly difficult to try and pull out a favorite moment. That said, one of the coolest sequences from the entire trailer comes at the very end when Aquaman uses the Batmobile to get a running start to jump into a group of Parademons. However, it's not just a badass moment; we think this might actually be how the team gets Superman back. Check out the shot I am referring to below.
Eat your hearts out, Wolverine and Colossus; this is how you do a fastball special. It is no secret that the New 52 has provided quite a bit of inspiration for certain aspects of the DCEU. Some of them are more overt than others (such as Cyborg's origins being tied to a Mother Box), but one of the latest possibilities seems to come from the original Justice League: Origin arc from late 2011-early 2012. In that particular sequence from the story, Batman disguises himself as an innocent bystander and allows a group of Parademons to similarly carry him through a Boom Tube to rescue a captured Superman.
Check out the scene from Justice League: War (the animated version of Justice League: Origin) below to see how Batman being carried off by Parademons compares to the Aquaman shot from the Justice League trailer.
Although the specific context of the sequences is fairly different, the way Aquaman is carried off by the Parademons in that shot seems particularly notable. We don't think he is simply jumping into their arms to attack them; we believe he is replacing Batman and running off to rescue a captured Man of Steel. This development would make plenty of sense within the context of the story because Steppenwolf/Darkseid's Parademons are often created using captured humans or processed corpses. There's a particularly powerful dead body buried in the Kansas countryside of the DCEU, so it stands to reason that the bad guys may want to get their hands on it so that they can create the most powerful Parademon of all.
I would also be remiss for not pointing out the fact that this seems like something that this new version of Aquaman would totally do. Jason Momoa's incarnation of Arthur Curry has already made it abundantly clear that he is the "wild card" of the new Justice League team. If anyone has the cajones to run off to Apokolips and save Earth's greatest hero without any indication that he will actually be able to make it back, it has to be this guy.
What do you think? Do you think Aquaman is heading off to rescue Superman in this part of the Justice League trailer, or is he simply kicking even more Parademon ass? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!