The upcoming Aquaman will take us to the depths of the DC Extended Universe and according to Jason Momoa, who stars as the titular character, the film plays out like a classic adventure film.
When speaking with Total Film, Mamoa discussed how the film will explore the underwater aspects of the universe akin to classic adventure films:
“It’s unbelievable where we start in this movie, and where we end up, Right now, I’m [filming] all the end stuff and it’s pretty insane. I hate comparing things, but when I watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you see all these amazing worlds and the places they go, and you watch Star Wars and they do battles in space. Well, what do you think is going to happen underwater? There are so many cool worlds we’re going to, and my character definitely goes on a big adventure and you travel the world with him.”
Despite Aquaman being the third time Mamoa plays the character,(he previously was introduced in Batman V Superman and will star in the upcoming Justice League) the film will work as a stand-alone picture as well as an origin film:
“It’s the whole origin story, for sure. You’ll see young Arthur and everything. It goes from before he was born…it’s the whole mythology of it.”
Aquaman has officially wrapped filming, and the character will next be seen in Justice League.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League hits theaters on November 11, 2017.