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

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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.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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