Right, so we are now post-Batman V Superman (where does the time go?), so we can get ready for the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe and where better to start than with a couple of cool bits of news about Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.
We know that Aquaman in the comics isn’t a stranger to fighting massive underwater monsters and it seems that director James Wan is keen to make that part of the character’s first big screen outing: “I think, like most people, we are familiar with Aquaman. We grew up reading or watching this character on the peripheral.
“I was never so in depth with Aquaman as, let’s say, I was with X-Men. I grew up loving X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman. Those are obviously the key big ones, but there’s always something kind of cool about Aquaman still, the idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet. That’s the thing about Aquaman that’s cool is he’s not an alien, right? He’s from our planet and he’s from a society that we’re not privy to in the context of the story. Isn’t it crazy to think that we’ve explored space more than we have explored the depths of our ocean? That just fires up my imagination about potential sea monsters and cool creatures, that kind of stuff.”
We love this idea, that there could be this world under our seas that we know nothing about and that is also dangerous and full of nightmares we can’t imagine… Wan is the director of the Conjuring movies, so it’s not out of the question that this will deliver on the scares and horror.
In related news, if you’ve seen BvS you might remember that at one point we hear the President of the United States on the phone, but did you get the voice? Well, it was Patrick Wilson (pictured below with Wan) who has worked with Wan on the Conjuring movies and Zack Snyder on Watchmen.
But will the cameo lead to more in future movies? Will we see Wilson on screen in Aquaman, perhaps? “You just might!” says Wan.
Talking at Wondercon last week, Wan said he’s looking forward to getting into the DC Cinematic Universe: “That is a house of cards,. That is one with a lot of story strains and story plot. Whether you go work in DC or go work at Marvel, the sandbox is kind of established and you kind of have to play within the sandbox. The key is to, hopefully, when you’re in the sandbox, to create your own castle.”
Aquaman, set for release July 27, 2018 and will star Jason Momoa as as Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera.