Aquaman Director Says Other Justice League Members Won’t Be Making Cameos In Stephen Curry’s Standalone
Aquaman might be the next big film from the DC Extended Universe, but that doesn’t mean DC fans are going to see any other members of the Justice League in Stephen Curry’s (Jason Momoa) upcoming standalone movie.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly to help promote his upcoming comic book movie, Aquaman director James Wan explains why it was important to establish Stephen Curry’s world without bringing in Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill), The Flash (Ezra Miller) or Cyborg (Ray Fisher) for an appearance.
“I wanted to keep the story to the world of Aquaman and not have to worry about what other characters are doing in their films and how that would affect us," Wan told the publication during the interview. "I just thought the simplest way was to keep it clean — keep it simple and let it be an Aquaman story.”
Apparently Wan really wanted a film separate from the Justice League, so according to the director, it was important that his standalone movie would get the privilege of introducing the underwater city of Atlantis to the DCEU.
“I told them I understand and respect that it’s part of a bigger universe but at the end of the day I have to tell the story I want to tell, and I want to develop the character as well,” Wan explained. “It was something the studio was respectful about … .in my movie he starts off one way and becomes very different by the end. It’s a classic hero’s journey. I equate our story to The Sword and the Stone, it’s a very Arthurian story about a journey to becoming king."
Though some DC fans might be disappointed that there won’t be any cameo appearances by any of the other members of the Justice League, it’s great to see DC focusing on one single character in Stephen Curry’s standalone movie.
Aquaman swims its way to cinemas on December 21, 2018.