For a movie that’s due out in December, there’s still much we don’t know about Warner’s standalone Aquaman film.
Sure, it heralds the return of Jason Momoa’s Atlantean – his first screen appearance since Justice League, no less – while James Wan has assembled an A-list cast comprised of Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson and many, many more.
It’s an origin story, too, meaning we can expect a deep dive into the wonderful world of Atlantis, the underwater utopia that would outshine even Rapture in its heyday. Word is Aquaman has been testing pretty well, while the DCEU spinoff recently received a big reception at CinemaCon in Las Vegas – superlatives like “epic” and “fun” were littered across the social media landscape – and now, Jason Momoa himself has turned in some brand new story intel by way of Entertainment Tonight.
I think after Justice League, everyone got a pretty refreshing look at what Zack [Snyder] intended for Aquaman. He’s a little grumpy and gruffy. Now, we get to know why he’s that way. We’re in the origin story, and we’re going to find out why he wasn’t loved in Atlantis and why he wasn’t loved on the surface. Now he has something that’s beautiful that can help the world…And it’s someone bringing it out of you even though you don’t think you have it.
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As for what separates Aquaman from the crowd, co-star Amber Heard, who is all set to play Queen Mera, went on to highlight the ways in which James Wan’s standalone pic brings Arthur Curry out of the sea and onto dry land, where he’s expected to face threats on a scale hitherto undreamt of.
We’ve never seen Aquaman in the world. This is our real introduction to this new version of it. And what better way to do it?
Aquaman makes land on December 21st.