James Wan Opens Up About H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Aquaman’ Influence

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Aquaman director James Wan recently opened up about xenophobic author H.P. Lovecraft and his influence on the upcoming DC film starring Jason Momoa.

Lovecraft was a celebrated author during the early 1900s, known for works like “The Rats in the Walls,” “The Call of Cthulhu” and “At the Mountains of Madness.” Wan’s Aquaman features a lot of nods to Lovecraft’s work, including a copy of “The Dunwich Horror” that can be seen in a trailer.  Lovecraft was also a well-known racist and would have most likely hated the story of Aquaman. In a reply to a Slate story about just that, Wan opened up about Lovecraft’s influence on the film via Twitter.

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From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.

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.

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

‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures

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Aquaman DC Comics Black Manta MeraHeroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.

Warner Bros. and DC's Aquaman will arrive in theaters soon and the recent press junket for the film included a gallery of several items featured in the titular hero's cinematic feature. Among the items on display are Arthur Curry's trident, Vulko's costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.

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

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Are you excited to see the DC film hit theaters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.

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.

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

Aquaman Press Photos

Aquaman Press Photos

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Aquaman Press Photos

Aquaman Press Photos

Aquaman Press Photos

Aquaman Press Photos

Aquaman Press Photos

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  • wilderfox

    Hmmmmmm SEVEN superheroes. I know Green Lantern hasnt been confirmed but interesting he says that

    • Nick Farina

      VERY interesting…

    • SAMURAI36

      Where did he say that at? I musta missed it.

      • It’s in the linked Cinemablend source article at the end of the post.