Will Beall, the screenwriter for the upcoming DCEU film Aquaman, met with Slashfilm to discuss aspects of the upcoming film’s setting. While he couldn’t discuss the recent news of Black Manta being the film’s villain, he did mention how the action would play.
“I can tell you that not all of the action takes place underwater, some of the most fun action in the movie actually takes place on dry land.”
While we know land-based action can work extremely well, it will be interesting to see how the film not only tackles its underwater setting but action as well. the character’s previous appearance in Batman V Superman, while looked fine to me, appeared as if he was holding his breath for many others. Getting the ocean and Atlantean scenes in Aquaman done correctly will be very important for the film’s success. Beall said that he’s not finished with the screenplay however so a lot can still change.
“Nope, I am still working on it with James [Wan] and Geoff [Johns].”
But when asked whether aspects of Aquaman were still dependent on the outcome of Justice League or not, Beall said Aquaman’s endpoint in that film is known by everyone working on the movie.
“No, no, they know what’s happening, everybody knows what’s happening so it’s not that. It’s working out what’s going to make the best movie.”
Aquaman is slated for release July 27th, 2018.