Aquaman has a lot riding on it that should give DC fans as well as the rest of the moviegoing public some confidence. For one, with visionary director James Wan at the helm, we are definitely in for a unique entry in the comic book genre. Also, with Jason Momoa leading the charge with his fellow castmates Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and others along for the ride, this solo outing for the King of Atlantis is something the DC Extended Universe really needs.
Today, Amber Heard celebrates her 31st birthday. And in honor of her birthday, she shared an image of a cake which features her character Mera on her Instagram page:
It sure looks like the cast and crew of Aquaman are really excited to delve into the depths of Atlantis. When the trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League film was released, fans responded greatly to Momoa’s Arthur Curry/Aquaman. Hopefully, him and Mera will help bring in new fans of what was once a punchline in the HBO series, Entourage.
James Wan’s Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta and Patrick Wilson as Orm a.k.a. Ocean Master, is set to come out in theaters on December 21, 2018. The screenplay comes from Will Beall, with story by Wan and DC Films co-head Geoff Johns.
10 Reasons Behind The ‘Aquaman’ Hype
If I went back in time five or 10 years and told myself that Black Panther and Aquaman would be my most anticipated superhero movies of 2018, I would have said, “Ahhhh!” because time traveling is freaky. But I would also have been quite surprised about the movies, too. The former I knew only in passing and the latter by the frequent jokes made about him. We here at Heroic Hollywood previously talked about what got us most excited about Black Panther. But we haven’t yet talked about the positive developments behind-the-scenes of Aquaman that have turned the film into an unexpectedly-anticipated blockbuster.
Aquaman is the next DCEU ready for production, gearing up for filming to begin in April in Australia. Of course, the character played by Jason Momoa, a Hawaiian of mixed descent, has already debuted in video and photographs in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad respectively. The king of Atlantis gets his proper introduction in Justice League, coming this November. But its his solo feature, directed by James Wan, that has really grabbed my imagination. The superhero’s story intertwines many great comic book and genre tropes, from the Shakespearan family drama to civilizational clashes to the tragic origin stories. He’s is the first big-screen water superhero. As fascinating as space is, I can’t help but be as fascinated more by the mysterious blue depths.
Here are 10 reasons the growing hype behind Aquaman is real. Click Next to start!