When the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League was officially released, many fans immediately took notice of Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry/Aquaman and responded positively to the evidently fun take on the character. During panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics Geoff Johns revealed why he finds the character interesting and why he will appeal to audiences as well.
Johns explained that he is drawn to the character’s conflict between the two separate worlds he was born into:
“Why is Aquaman interesting? I can tell you from my perspective, emotionally why it’s interesting is because his father was a human, his mother was Atlantean, and he thinks he’s a half-breed and he doesn’t belong in either world — the surface or the oceans or Atlantis. He kind of considers himself a man of no world. And it’s not really until he’s with Mera that he finds a place in life; and his brother, Orm, is full Atlantean, and it’s Arthur’s job, Aquaman’s arc was to bring the two worlds together.”
While I was not particularly impressed with the take on Aquaman presented in the Justice League trailer, I am excited to see director James Wan’s vision for the character. Are you looking forward to seeing Aquaman on the big screen? Share your thoughts below!
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.