James Wan and his cast and crew are still filming Aquaman. Given Wan’s track record, the sample size we have seen from Jason Momoa so far in Justice League, and an impressive cast including Amber Heard (Mera), Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta), Aquaman can finally put an end to all of the decades worth of jokes undeservedly targeted at one of the coolest heroes in DC Comics.
A video from the film’s set in Sicily features Heard’s stunt double as Mera filming a stunt set on a rooftop. This video gives another hint at what type of action sequences Wan will be bringing to the DC Extended Universe and the world of Atlantis.
You can watch the set video down below:
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Directed by James Wan and written by Will Beall, the film 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 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Meanwhile, Mera will first appear in Justice League on November 17, 2017.
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!