After the mishap that was Justice League, the only DC movie slated for a release in 2018 will be the Jason Momoa-fuelled Aquaman. Promotion of the film has been going steady, and we have a new still as well as a character description from director James Wan.
Check it out:
via: USA Today
James Wan also told USA Today:
"He doesn't quite fit in, but as the story progresses, he realizes he's the best of both worlds. Circumstances allow him to grow as a human being and then realize the bigger picture of it all and what it means to have these abilities."
If you also look closely at the image, Aquaman is seen going against someone. My guess is this is either Black Manta or a crew member of the submarine/ship that he's in.
When we first meet Aquaman in Justice League, he's kind of a lost man who doesn't know where his allegiances lie. Sure he's the rightful heir to the throne of Atlantis, but his half-human heritage is what makes the Atlanteans doubt his leadership.
Despite the reviews of JL, I think that every character was cast perfectly, and I can't wait to see more of them on the big screen. Sure Aquaman has been the butt of joke for decades, but Momoa's portrayal of the character makes Arthur Curry both intimidating and likeable.
It's a bit of a bummer that Aquaman will be the only DC movie coming out next year, but if this means that Warner Bros will finally be able to pump out some non-divisive DCEU movies, then I'm all in.
Aquaman is set for a release on Dec. 21, 2018.
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