James Wan Wanted To Take ‘Aquaman’ ‘Out Of The Traditional Superhero Box’

During our recent chat with Aquaman director, James Wan, he stated that he wanted to take his latest film out of the traditional setup.

During the interview, we asked with all the superhero films out there, how did he intend to differentiate Aquaman from an already vast crowd. Wan responded by stating that he wanted to make it more of a classic adventure film that had more in common with Krull then any other modern superhero film:

The first thing I wanted to do was take it out of the traditional superhero box. I didn’t necessarily want it to have a traditional superhero storyline and that’s why I made it more of a classic adventure story… a quest movie, and in terms of genre it leans more towards fantasy than anything else. It’s probably more like Krull than it is any other superhero movie. It’s more like Lord of the Rings or Star Wars than what we’re used to seeing in the superhero landscape.

From the look of things, James Wan had the idea of how to make Aquaman different right from the start!

What do you all make of this? Are you glad that the director took a different route with Aquaman? Does it give you more hope for the film? 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.

‘Elseworlds’ Photos Include New Look At Batwoman & The Smallville Farm

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Elseworlds Arrowverse Batwoman SmallvilleThe CW has released a new batch of Elseworlds photos that offer another look at Batwoman, Lois Lane, and the Smallville farm.

The next Arrowverse crossover begins in less than one week and the CW has unveiled a new collection of stills featuring the DC heroes who will take part in the three-night event. Included in the new set of photos are more glimpses at the Smallville farm, Ruby Rose in full costume as Batwoman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, and the main DC Trinity fighting alongside John Wesley Shipp as The Flash.

You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!

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You can read the official synopsis for the first part of the crossover below!

EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.

The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.

All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.

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