Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first look at Jason Momoa in DC’s standalone Aquaman film from director James Wan.
While Aquaman was briefly introduced in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Momoa shared plenty of screen time with his co-stars as the brave and the bold recently in Justice League, however, the superhero team-up flick only featured one sequence set in Atlantis, which included a battle with Parademons and a dialogue exchange between Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard). Wan’s upcoming swashbuckling action-adventure centered on the King of Atlantis will dive much deeper into the character’s past as it explores the discovery of his powers and his reluctance to accept his role as King says, Momoa:
“Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life. This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”
Wan also commented on why he chose to undertake the challenge of directing an Aquaman film as DC offered him the chance to direct either Aquaman or the current Flash film which is still in development:
“Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool that would be. Let’s take the character everybody makes fun of and do something really interesting with him.”
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Aquaman 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 slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2018.
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SPOILER WARNING: The following article will explore scenes from the trailers for Justice League that do not appear in the final product.
Given the reshoots and studio mandate of having Justice League clocking in at a lean 2 hours, there were numerous scenes featured in the trailers that are absent from the finished product.
Hit Next for a rundown on some of the scenes from the trailers that are not in the final film.