“It’s unbelievable where we start in this movie, and where we end up,” Momoa says. “Right now, I’m [filming] all the end stuff and it’s pretty insane. I hate comparing things, but when I watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you see all these amazing worlds and the places they go, and you watch Star Wars and they do battles in space. Well, what do you think is going to happen underwater? There are so many cool worlds we’re going to, and my character definitely goes on a big adventure and you travel the world with him.”
At the same time, the movie will double as an original story for Aquaman, filling in some of Arthur Curry's backstory that came before Momoa’s cinematic version of the character was introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and joins up with Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Cyborg in Justice League.
“It’s the whole origin story, for sure,” he says. “You’ll see young Arthur and everything. It goes from before he was born...it’s the whole mythology of it.”
The Aquaman movie just wrapped filming and Justice League is only weeks away from release, so fans should expect a flood of Aquaman goodness in the coming months.
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Aquaman opens on December 21, 2018,
Other upcoming DC Extended Universe films include Justice League on November 17, 2017, Wonder Woman 2 on December 13, 2019, Shazam in 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.