James Wan recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk all things Aquaman and he revealed how he got Nicole Kidman into the film after Batman Forever.
When it was first revealed that Nicole Kidman was joining the cast of Wan’s take on the underwater DC Comics hero, fans everywhere were more than excited. Especially since she has already been in a DC Comics film. The actress starred in Batman Forever when Val Kilmer wore the cowl, with Joel Schumacher at the helm. Director James Wan discussed how he got the talented performer to go from the world of Gotham City to the underwater world of Atlantis in Aquaman.
“Funnily enough, I kind of forgot she had already done a Batman. Nicole and I have stealthily been trying to find the right project to work on for a while. We were on a project a few years ago that didn’t eventuate, but we were big fans of each other and we were just trying to find a project to work on. When this movie came along and I needed my Queen of Atlantis, the first person I went to was Nicole Kidman.”
From the glimpses we have seen in trailers and promotional clips, it seems Kidman’s character here will be much different than the one in her first run-in with the characters of DC Comics. Kidman’s Queen Atlanna looks like she is a force to be reckoned with in the DC Extended Universe and it will be very exciting to finally see how she fares in the James Wan-directed film.
Are you excited to see Nicole Kidman play Queen Atlanna in Aquaman? Do you think her performance in the James Wan film will be better than her performance in Batman Forever? Please share your thoughts in the comments 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.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter