You know how it is with superheroes. If they live in a world that’s populated with other heroes, sometimes you wonder why, when they’re in a bind, they don’t just reach out to their allies. At the same time, whether in a comic book or adaptation, a hero’s story has to be able to stand on its own. There may be the potential for other characters to show up, but for the most part, the story is about the central character and not their Superhero LinkedIn Network. Such is the reason why, despite making new allies, Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry won’t be reaching out to the Justice League for help in the upcoming Aquaman film.
And Jason Momoa himself explained this during a set visit for the Aquaman film:
“I think it would cost a lot of money, probably. I don’t think we got it in the budget. But, I think it would be great. At some point, I’m pretty sure, y’know, if this does well and if that does well…Probably, the same thing that happened with Marvel, you know what I mean?”
Indeed, James Wan’s focus here is telling an Aquaman story, not Aquaman and his Land Dwelling Friends. Plus, as Jason Momoa mentioned, budget costs could restrict the possibility of other heroes showing up. You know, like when Deadpool pondered to Negasonic Teenage Warhead whether the studio couldn’t afford more X-Men in the Deadpool film, thus explaining why only Negasonic and Colossus appeared.
Plus, within the DC Extended Universe itself between Man of Steel and Wonder Woman, we’ve seen that the hero’s journey can work without the appearance of other heroes in said universe. Plus, perhaps the rest of the Justice League just has its hands full, meaning that Arthur Curry won’t be going to them. Plus, he has Mera. Why call the Justice League when you’ve got Mera?
With that in mind, would you have wanted to see other Justice League members show up in Aquaman or are you fine with this being solely about Arthur’s story? And were there to be an Aquaman sequel, would you want any characters in the DC Extended Universe to show up at some point? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more Aquaman updates as San Diego Comic-Con approaches.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Aquaman will swim into theaters on December 21, 2018.
10 Things To Expect From San Diego Comic-Con 2018
It’s finally summer, which means San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is just around the block! The biggest pop-culture event of the year, all of the biggest names in comics, movies and television will come together at the San Diego Convention Center and share their plans with their biggest fans. Hundreds of people will be dressed as their favorite characters as they search through back-issue bins, look at exclusive prints and talk with their fellow nerds.
Marvel Studios won’t be showcasing any upcoming movies in Hall H this year, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to. Dozens of new comics will be teased by the major publishers. Movies will be announced and secret cast members will be revealed.
Hit Next to learn more about 10 exciting things you should expect to see at San Diego Comic-Con 2018!