Aquaman director James Wan revealed he has solved the problem seen in Justice League when the Atlanteans attempt to speak to one another while underwater.
Fans were kind of put off by the way the underwater characters spoke to each other in Zack Snyder’s flawed Justice League film. In the film, Amber Heard’s Mera had to clap to make a giant air bubble to speak with Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa. Any typical comic book fan knows that Atlanteans do not need air to speak. So thankfully last November, James Wan posted to his Twitter that he’s not going to utilize the air bubble strategy from Justice League for his film. Fans were relieved by the news but still speculated on how the famed filmmaker would pull this off.
EW saw the first bits of footage from the film and got to see for themselves just how the Atlanteans would speak. The director had this to say on his method for bringing speech to the submerged part of the DC Extended Universe.
“People are overthinking it. They’re just gonna talk!”
Sometimes the simplest solution is the right one. With the exception of a small sound wave effect added in, the underwater scenes have characters just speaking plainly. This brilliant and obvious fix should reassure fans that Aquaman is in good hands. Fans will get to see the innovation of underwater dialogue as well as all the other great things James Wan’s Aquaman will bring when it dives into theaters later this year.
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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.
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