The very first image from DC’s upcoming Aquaman has just been released in an exclusive from Entertainment Weekly. The image shows an even more menacing and ripped Arthur Curry than in Justice League as he walks through what appears to be an industrial area.
What is immediately noticeable in the first look is the completely different feel it has from Justice League. Which director James Wan elaborated on in his interview with EW:
“It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different — aesthetically, tonally, story-wise — it’s my own take. It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie.”
Momoa himself also discussed the films story and how much of Aquaman’s life in encapsulates. Momoa said that:
“Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life. This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”
During the interview Wan later elaborated on his excitement for the film and the possibilities it will hold for Aquaman:
“Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool that would be. Let’s take the character everybody makes fun of and do something really interesting with him.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Aquaman swims into action December 21, 2018.
Justice League is currently in theaters.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.