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James Wan teases that Aquaman will be a swashbuckling adventure

10.20.2016

Aquaman Jason Momoa Amber Heard Justice League

To the outside world, Aquaman has frequently been the butt of jokes, but now that Jason Momoa will be filling Aquaman's sparkly green pants, I'd imagine that we'll be taking the hero much more seriously. Although we did get a brief glimpse at the character in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Zack Snyder's upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE will serve as our first real introduction to the King of Atlantis. Production on the standalone AQUAMAN flick will kick off next year under the direction of James Wan (THE CONJURING), and Wan recently teased what the tone of his movie will be while speaking with Entertainment Tonight during the Australians in Film Awards Gala.

I kind of don't want to give too much away but know this: The spirit that I'm going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story, it's ultimately a quest story in the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Romancing the Stone.

It's not much, but it certainly sounds...fun? After dealing with some world-ending threats in previous DCEU movies, it might be nice to bring back some good ol' fashioned adventure to the franchise. James Wan also teased that the moments between Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, who plays Hera, in JUSTICE LEAGUE will give us a "flavor" of what AQUAMAN could be.

I think Amber and Jason Momoa, in their moments in Justice League, [are] going to give the rest of the world a flavor of what their own standalone movie could be, and that is just scratching the surface of what I plan to do.

AQUAMAN hits theaters on July 27, 2018, but our next glimpse at he who talks with fish will arrive with JUSTICE LEAGUE on November 17, 2017.

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9:42AM on 10/21/2016
Positive this stupid movie will bomb.
Positive this stupid movie will bomb.
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8:34AM on 10/21/2016
I was not a fan of Suicide Squad or Batman v Superman. I am willing to give this one a try though. If anyone can make Aquaman cool, its Momoa
I was not a fan of Suicide Squad or Batman v Superman. I am willing to give this one a try though. If anyone can make Aquaman cool, its Momoa
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12:57AM on 10/21/2016

Romancing the Stone

Hey, why not.
Hey, why not.
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12:27AM on 10/21/2016
Aquaman: Man in Tights!
Aquaman: Man in Tights!
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9:29PM on 10/20/2016
Amber Heard's character's name is Mera, not Hera....
Amber Heard's character's name is Mera, not Hera....
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8:37PM on 10/20/2016

Pretty sure it will be more Kingdom of the Crystal Skull than Raiders of the Lost Ark...

I will see it no matter what cause I watch all things super hero, but I HATED Suicide Squad and have very low expectations for this, Wonder Woman, and Justice League. I hope they prove me wrong, but I feel like the DC writers are just missing the mark.
I will see it no matter what cause I watch all things super hero, but I HATED Suicide Squad and have very low expectations for this, Wonder Woman, and Justice League. I hope they prove me wrong, but I feel like the DC writers are just missing the mark.
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11:42AM on 10/21/2016
I don't mean to be too cynical, but if you hated BvS and SS and you have no hope of this being good. Then why commit to go see it no matter what? Why contribute to it's box office gross assuming WB missed the mark again, but hoping they'll figure it out next time? Would it not make more sense to just skip this one, let it bomb and send the message to WB that they need to right the ship on the DCEU?

I specifically skipped Suicide Squad b/c I was let down by BvS and had no hope that WB was
I don't mean to be too cynical, but if you hated BvS and SS and you have no hope of this being good. Then why commit to go see it no matter what? Why contribute to it's box office gross assuming WB missed the mark again, but hoping they'll figure it out next time? Would it not make more sense to just skip this one, let it bomb and send the message to WB that they need to right the ship on the DCEU?

I specifically skipped Suicide Squad b/c I was let down by BvS and had no hope that WB was going in a right direction with the DCEU. If JL is no good, then I'll just wait for the DCEU movies to hit Netflix rather than pay to see it in a theatre.
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