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Warner Bros. heaps praise upon James Wan's "extraordinary" Aquaman

06.12.2018

I know, what else are they going to say, but most of the early reactions we've seen in regards to AQUAMAN have been quite optimistic.  After the disappointment which was JUSTICE LEAGUE, Warner Bros. desperately needs another win to demonstrate to fans that they know what they're doing, and AQUAMAN could very well be that film. Several studio executives and producers spoke with Entertainment Weekly to heap praise upon the work which James Wan (FURIOUS 7) has done on the film

"James has done an incredible job with his team," said Warner Bros. honcho Toby Emmerich. "The film is taking you to a different place and imagining the underwater world in a way you haven’t seen before." Peter Safran, one of AQUAMAN's producers, added that the film has, "got the great action you expect, it’s got a lot of great humor, it works on so many levels … it’s a testament to James’ unique vision. I think it’s an extraordinary step in DC Universe that sets it on the right path." We still don't know all that much about AQUAMAN, other than it will find Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) battling his half-brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson) over the fate of Atlantis. EW added that we can expect to see "the seven undersea kingdoms, giant octopi and Atlanteans riding great white sharks into battle" as well. Geoff Johns, who recently exited his position of CCO of DC Entertainment, added:

The underwater stuff has never been executed like this before. The visual effects shots coming in are just beautiful. James can switch modes from horror to big bright colorful action to really emotional scenes. He’s so able to hit all these different genres.

Previous AQUAMAN reactions, which should be taken with a grain of salt, have compared the film to WONDER WOMAN in tone, calling it an "emotional action movie" which includes STAR WARS-like underwater battles and a few scary monsters. Our own Editor-in-Chief Paul Shirey caught a work-in-progress AQUAMAN trailer at CinemaCon several months ago which sounded quite thrilling, but I'd imagine that the official trailer coming down the pipeline may be a little different.

AQUAMAN is set for a December 21, 2018 release.

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