This summer, the world will get its first-look at Aquaman in live-action thanks to Jason Momoa. The leading actor was cast as Arthur Curry in the DC Extended Universe long ago, and the star’s take on the icon will debut in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The superhero blockbuster will see Aquaman team up with the likes of Batman and Wonder Woman to protect the Earth from calamity. Then, the hero will get his own theatrical venture with a solo Aquaman film. And, now, Momoa is letting fans know where the latter film will pick up with Arthur Curry.
In an interview with GQ, Momoa opened up about Aquaman’s take on a very troubled hero.
“The guy was never really accepted on land, and he was never really accepted in Atlantis. He’s a half-breed. But he’s the best of both worlds. He just doesn’t know how to handle his powers,” Momoa explained.
“So it’s kind of a coming of age for a young man to a man, or a man to a king. He’s lost a lot of things and he’s got to cope. He’s an outsider.”
For Momoa, Aquaman will give him the chance to explore the duality of Arthur’s life. Justice League will introduce a more hardened, disgruntled version of the hero later this year. But, when Arthur gets his own standalone, the DCEU will be able to properly explore the chip on Aquaman’s shoulder.
An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.
The film is based on characters appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment and will star Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as the sea-dwelling superhero, Amber Heard (Machete Kills) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Atlantean politician Vulko, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman's father. It's being directed by James Wan (Furious Seven, The Conjuring), written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad), and produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder.
Aquaman is set for release in 2018. Are you excited to finally see James Wan's undersea epic? Let us know with your vote in our Anticipation Rankings Aquaman is expected along in October of 2018.
DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead with Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017 and then Justice League on November 17, 2017. The Batman is expected sometime in 2018, with The Flash debuting on March 23, 2018.
Aquaman is set for October 5, 2018, and Nightwing's solo feature is due sometime in 2019