‘Aquaman’ Adds Kaan Guldur As 9-Year-Old Arthur Curry

AquamanAquaman has added another young Arthur Curry to its star-studded ensemble.

Last month, Otis Jai Dhanji joined the cast of the upcoming James Wan-directed movie as a 13-year-old version of the title character. Now, The Aquaman Shrine has revealed that Kaan Guldur has boarded the standalone DC Extended Universe movie as an even younger version of Arthur, playing him at the age of 9.

This obviously means that the film is going to jump back and forth between past and present to explore Aquaman’s life. However, with no official synopsis, it’s hard to tell how these scenes will factor into the movie. [UPDATE: Another tweet from the account mentions that the film could also dive into Atlantean history.]

For now, Aquaman continues filming in Australia, with a cast that includes Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Kidman, Ludi Lin and Michael Beach.

Aquaman opens in theaters on December 21, 2018.

10 Reasons Behind The ‘Aquaman’ Hype

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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!

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Darthmanwe

    Güldür. Hmmm.