How James Wan Made Aquaman His Own After Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’

Justice League Wonder Woman Aquaman Zack Snyder James WanAquaman made a big splash in Zack Snyder and DC Films’ Justice League before appearing in his James Wan- directed solo debut and fans are excited to see him return on the big screen.

When the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League movie was released, it was labeled another flawed entry into DC Films catalog, but the thing that lifts that film up the most is the cast and the chemistry between its characters. The characters quickly became beloved and fans soon after sought out solo films. One of the characters that made a big wave was none other than the laughing stock of the DC Comics universe, Aquaman. 

Aquaman was reimagined for the DC Extended Universe to make him more cool and badass. The casting of Jason Momoa as the King of The Seven Seas led everyone to believe that Aquaman would be no laughing matter. The character makes a brief cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then transitions into a full on role in the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League, so fans wonder how much of director James Wan’s influence would appear in the character. During the Aquaman press junket, I got to site with James Wan and discuss how he handled making the King of the Seven Seas his own and he had this to say:

“I was talking to DC and Zack [Snyder] quite early on before they even started making Justice League, so I had a very good insight into what they were doing and I ultimately realized the story I wanted to tell doesn’t really clash with what they were doing.  I wanted to take my hero in a hero’s journey that is basically narrative wise a classic quest story that takes us into the seven worlds of Atlantis, and ultimately, I knew that it was such a standalone story that I wasn’t gonna affect them and they weren’t going to affect me and I could really just make it Aquaman’s movie.”

What do you think of Wan’s comments? Are you excited to see his take on Aquaman when it hits theaters? Sound off in the comments section 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.

New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera

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Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry MeraDC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.

DC Comics' Justice League and Aquaman series' will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.' upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry and Amber Heard's Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.

You can check out the first cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.

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: ComicBookMovie.com

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

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