The Aquaman Solo Movie Will Feature Characters Riding Sharks; Jason Momoa Cites Star Wars As A Reference

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While there are only three months separating Thor: Ragnarok and Marvel’s Black Panther spinoff, not to mention the relatively minuscule five-month gap between The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story, DC fans are bracing for the prolonged lull between Justice League and Aquaman.

The latter tentpole was once scheduled for July 27th, 2018, before being shoved back to December of the same year. As things stand, that’s a full 13 months after Justice League‘s theatrical release, but at least based on Jason Momoa’s recent comments, Aquaman may well be worth the wait.

ComicBook.com recently caught up with DC’s King of the Seven, who championed his standalone pic to be a “big road movie,” one that features characters riding sharks. Take our money, Warner Bros., take it all.

Surpassing Justice League, this moment in time is his call to become king. The only thing that can save Atlantis is me fighting my own brother. There’s a big battle, and there’s an epic [fight]. It’s also a big road movie, because we travel all over the world. It’s got that Star Wars quality of gigantic ships and guys riding sharks. It’s going to be this whole world you’ve never seen before. You’re going to see him start as this guy who probably rides bikes, works on cars. You get to see him this one way as kind of a dirty, dark, drunkard, and then turn into this regal king.

Sounds pretty awesome, no? Filming wrapped late last month, which means that Aquaman will be incubating in post for the majority of 2018 – to his credit, James Wan reportedly implemented practical effects wherever possible.

Casting-wise, we know The Conjuring director has assembled a who’s who of Hollywood talent, including Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and the and Oscar-winning Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.

Beyond the release of Justice League on November 17th, Warner Bros. has earmarked Aquaman for December of 2018, where the James Wan-directed solo pic is expected to rule over a relatively quiet Christmas corridor (see: no Star Wars; no Avatar).

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