James Wan Says Classic Aquaman Costume Has An Origin Story

Aquaman director, James Wan, recently sat down with us and talked about the classic costume and how he gave it an origin story.

During our interview with the director, Wan was asked if he always wanted to be faithful to the comics version of the characters. He responded by saying that he wanted to but also talked about getting it right and making sense within the world they had created. He then talked about tying the traditional outfit to a more complicated hero’s journey and giving it a backstory as well:

I really wanted to be faithful to what it is we love about the comic costumes and the comic designs, but we did tons of redesigns to all the costumes. As cool as it is that people love this costume, we did tons of designs to try to get it right, make sure the scale looks right, make sure that it fits on Jason, and what is my version of the classic hero’s costume to make it look really cool. You know how like in the old days his costume was a big part of what made him look a bit goofy and silly (the big bright orange). In this one, I try to work it into a backstory and give an origin to the costume as well. So that when he finally puts on the hero’s outfit, there’s a hero’s journey to get to and he’s not just putting it on because we want him to wear it. There’s a story to it. Kym Barrett and I worked so hard to design everyone’s costume in the movie. All the costumes in the movie are so complicated to get right. Not only do we need them to look cool, pull inspiration from the ocean because you have a lot of seashell and coral inspiration to it, but also they have to work in the rigs as well that we use to float the actors.

From the sound of things, James Wan and company wanted to get these outfits right for the right reasons.

What do you all make of Aquaman’s outfit? Was James Wan right to give the character his more traditional outfit? Should they have stuck to the look that Zack Snyder and company made for him in Justice League? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes

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Gotham DC Comics Fox Bane Penguin RiddlerFOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West's Bane.

The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.

Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!

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The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.

With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?

Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.

Source: TV Line

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Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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